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The Well will give free Powerball tickets (with purchase) to customers Wednesday

The owners of The Well Bar Grill & Rooftop will give customers a “billion” reasons to come in on Wednesday.

The Waldo restaurant and bar at 7421 Broadway will hand out free lottery tickets — for a chance to win $1.5 billion, the largest jackpot ever — to every adult customer spending a minimum of $15 from 11 a.m. until the Powerball drawing at 9:59 p.m.

“Everybody is into it — buying lottery tickets, companies doing group buys,” said Andy Lewellen, who owns the Well with his brother, Chris Lewellen. “It just makes it fun. Draws excitement to the day for the customers and employees.”

If there is no winner Wednesday, the Lewellen brothers will expand the offering to their other two restaurants, Lew’s Grill & Bar in Waldo and Charlie Hooper’s Brookside Bar & Grille, for the next drawing on Saturday.

“Kansas City has had so much luck lately with the Royals win, the Chiefs in the playoffs, KU is No. 1. It is almost fate that someone from Kansas City would win,” he said.

Joyce Smith: 816-234-4692, @JoyceKC