And they hoped they got the six life-changing numbers: 5, 10, 21, 34, 58 and the powerball, 33.
While lottery officials released those winning numbers, it's unclear whether anyone won the $394 million Powerball jackpot -- among the largest ever. Lottery officials said "results were pending" early Sunday.
And so we wait.
Meanwhile, here's some mathematical reality: you won't win.
We know, we know -- someone may get at least a share of the prize. If not this one, then in a subsequent drawing.
Chances of it being you? Virtually nonexistent.
The chance of a ticket winning a Powerball jackpot is 1 in 175,223,510. You have a better chance of becoming an astronaut, dating a supermodel -- maybe even being attacked by a shark or struck by lightning -- simultaneously.
But hey, dream on!
We will, too.