The Mega Millions jackpot is the fourth largest in
The odds of winning are obviously not good, but that didn't stop many people from trying and hoping for that lucky ticket.
“My family will be well taken care of, all of them,” said Lorie Richardson as she bought several tickets at a
Cashier Meagan McKein described the day as “very, very busy.” She sold a lot of tickets, and some people went all out.
“Eighty dollars was the most we sold today for one person,” said McKein.
Down the street at Phil’s One Stop, cashier Brandee Nees sold so many tickets, it slowed down the machine.
“I've had to call it in one time and reboot it a few times because it is just so slow,” said Nees.
But many people buying a ticket know that they'll probably lose.
“You've got a better chance of getting struck by lightning twice than winning this,” said Phil Robertson after he bought a ticket.
The odds of winning the jackpot are one in 175 million. But that doesn't stop people from buying and dreaming.
Tickets will be on sale until 10:45 p.m. Tuesday. The drawing is at 11:00 p.m. Depending on the state you live in, you have anywhere from six months to a year to claim your prize if you win. The winning numbers will be posted online at www.MegaMillions.com.
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