Tuesday night sees players trying to win the record-breaking $1.6bn Mega Millions jackpot. Ticket sales are going through the roof including those from states that don’t sell Mega Millions tickets and are having to travel miles to make their purchases.
By draw-time the Mega Millions jackpot is certain to be even higher. Everyone is dreaming of being the winner of the highest-ever jackpot in US lottery history. That includes Diana Rich of St. George in Utah, one of the states that doesn’t sell Mega Millions tickets.
She thinks “it’s just a giggle” and joked “I’m carrying $1.6 billion, right here in my purse. Hopefully she’ll remember to check her Mega Millions ticket, Englishman Martin Crighton kept a £1m winning EuroMillions ticket in his wallet for a month.
Superstition can play a huge part for some people as they try to win a big prize, like the recent $250,000 South Carolina scratchcard winner. Check out our article about how superstition could win you a big lottery jackpot. Vince Ortega from Las Vegas said:” I’ve said prayers, I’m wearing my lucky shoes, my lucky hat,” I’m in it to win it.”
At a Chevron store near Los Angeles International Airport, Brittany Hadley, from Ventura in California. started buying Mega Millions tickets for the first time. “Everyone has been talking about it,” she said. “So, I was like, ‘Oh, why not give it a try?’ You never know.” Richard Wahl from New Jersey won a $533m Mega Millions jackpot with only his second ticket.
A nearby Shell station even ran out of paper slips and had to call for more so people could try and win the Mega Millions jackpot, so hopefully they will have a good supply today, so they don’t run out.
Gordon Medenica, lead director of the Mega Millions Group says: “Mega Millions has already entered historic territory, but it’s truly astounding to think that now the jackpot has reached an all-time world record. It’s hard to overstate how exciting this is — but now it’s really getting fun.”
The last draw saw around 57% of the possible number combinations purchased and estimates are 75% of the 302m possible combinations will be chosen for Tuesday’s Mega Millions draw. Carole Gentry, spokeswoman for Maryland Lottery and Gaming said “it’s hard to fathom” there won’t be a winner tonight. Only time will tell, if not get ready for the first ever $2bn Mega Millions jackpot on Friday.
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