August 24, 2007
Tickets are cheap but the jackpot is huge. Winners could get $206 million.
If you've stopped by the neighborhood convenience store Friday, you're not alone. Friday night's 12 state megamillions jackpot is up to $206 million.
Local merchants say, as usual with a big lottery jackpot, they've seen a lot of folks pulling out the lucky numbers and opening up their wallets.
"I seen a lot of new people comin' in playin' the Mega Millions. Everybody wants that money, so, you know, a lot of new faces comin' in and it's gettin' busier with the lottery" said Bernard Bowden of the Lucky Seven.
Friday night's jackpot is the eleventh largest in megamillions history. It has a cash option of over $120 million.