Historic Mega Millions sends people to the lottery ticket counters

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11 News spoke with people hopeful to take home the prize while they were buying tickets in Colorado Springs.

At Holiday gas station in Escanaba, the business sold over $700 in Mega Million tickets by 1 p.m. Monday, according to Assistant Manager Shannon Thompson.

The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are slim - one in 302.5 million, to be exact - but you'll never know if you don't play.

If you haven't gotten your ticket yet, you have until 10:45 p.m. Tuesday to purchase it. "So if I can give someone the winning ticket that would be insane".

The lottery's website said there hasn't been a Mega Millions jackpot victor since July 24.

If she wins, she'd help everyone in her family and stop working, she said.

The biggest quirk starts with this fact: The advertised $1.6 billion Mega Millions prize - the world's largest ever lottery jackpot - and $620 million Powerball prize aren't quite real.

As you might imagine, Mega Millions tickets are selling like insane where people can get them - in 44 states and the District of Columbia, plus the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Each Powerball or Mega Millions ticket is $2.

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The winning numbers are 5, 28, 62, 65, 70 with a Mega Ball of 5. The cash option, which is by far the most popular, is still an impressive $904 million.

In 2016, the Powerball reached $1.58 billion (£1.2B), becoming the highest lottery prize in history at that time.

"We all said we'd turn in our resignation at the same time", she said, laughing.

"It's been insane because of the tickets", Henderson said.

"They're trying to hit it big, and buy whatever tickets they can", Henderson said.

"I have no idea", Garcia said about what'd he buy if he wins.

The store has been busy with selling tickets, and he can tell customers are excited about the possibility of winning, Patel of Peru said.

"Still broke", one person wrote succinctly.

"Take out a piece of paper or a good book and read and try to wrap your head around this thing", Payne said.

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