Lottery office pools increase odds - and possibly headaches

Mega Millions could balloon to $2B if nobody wins next drawing

The chances of winning a jackpot is 1 in 302 million.

And probably buy a house and new auto, she said Monday morning while working as a cashier at the Shell gas station on Third and Joliet streets, La Salle.

"I never play, but we just kind of figured 'why not?'" Kagan added, noting that if she wins, she said that she would buy a school and build some homeless shelters.

What would her customers do with the winning ticket?

The draw will take place at 11 p.m. Tuesday, Eastern Time, so just under five hours from now.

Last week, Jared Lucas of Grifton in Lenoir County won $1 million after he and his wife chose to buy Mega Millions tickets at a Handy Mart convenience store in Winterville in the eastern part of the state.

The Mega Millions jackpot winning numbers announced Tuesday were 28, 70, 5, 62, and 65 with a 5 Mega Ball.

Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing and Wednesday's scheduled Powerball drawing have been highly anticipated because of the size of the jackpots. The cash option, which is by far the most popular, is still an impressive $904 million.

"I don't know", Ojeda said, "but I'd like to find out!" "Like today ... every single sale I've had has literally had a Mega Millions ticket attached to it".

Joe Nelson of Princeton would put the winnings in a bank and let it grow.

"I'd probably start in Hawaii, take a cruise, go to Florida for a little bit, go to California", Maldonado said. If they like privacy, they could buy their own private island. On Friday, he said about 3,300 tickets were sold, and the line wrapped through the aisles of the store.

The Missouri Lottery recommends people also have a plan for notifying group members if they win, figuring out who would be the group spokesperson and maybe even decide what outsider would serve as financial planner.

"Still broke", one person wrote succinctly. He says many say go on vacation, give to family or charity.

"Everybody is trying to make", Henderson said.

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