Mega Millions Jackpot Reaches $1 Billion

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The Mega Millions lottery drawing tonight is for the second highest jackpot in history.

After the Mega Millions went without a winner on Tuesday, the jackpot is now over a billion dollars.

When the jackpot gets this big, people who do not usually play the lottery buy tickets and the people who usually play double down and buy even more. So it has been a busy couple of days for the guys over at JNB Quicki Shop.

They said they had one customer come in and buy 500 tickets. If you do the math, at $2 a pop, that is $1,000 worth of tickets.

In Texas alone, from three to four o’clock today Mega Millions sales topped $2.5 million. To say it has been a little busy for convenient stores around the country would be an understatement.

“Yeah, usually we get a couple of people that come in here now and then that will play.  Ever since it’s been over like $900 million dollars, it’s crazy,” said JNB Quickie Shop employee, Jom Klause.

Everyone hoping their $2 or $1,000 investment turns into one billion dollars.

If no one wins tonight, the money rolls over into next Tuesday for an estimated $1.6 billion jackpot. That would beat the previous record from 2016 when three winners split just over one and a half billion dollars.

Mega Millions will draw the winning numbers tonight at 10 p.m.

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