BALTIMORE (WJZ)—This Friday the 13th may end up being a very, very lucky day for one person. The Mega Millions jackpot is now at $425 million.
Monique Griego has more on the frenzy for tickets.
The craze is on to cash in on the Mega Millions jackpot, which thanks to an increase in sales, skyrocketed to a whopping $425 million Friday morning.
“I got enough children and grandchildren to take care of that money,” said Harold Fistler, customer.
“You can’t even really scratch the surface of that money. I can come in here and drink everything,” said Rickey Stuckey, customer.
At Milford Mill Liquors, customers lined up to buy what could be a golden ticket. The jackpot has been rolling over for more than two months.
If someone wins Friday night, the estimated cash payout is $228 million.
“That’s the second largest Mega Millions jackpot in the history of the game, so that’s pretty exciting,” said Carole Everett, customer.
There’s no doubt winning the lottery takes a lot of luck, but this week’s drawing takes place on a very unlucky day.
“Bad stuff happens on Friday the 13th, but it could be a good day for me,” Stuckey said.
“Some people say it’s bad luck, but maybe it’s good luck. I don’t know. I hope it work out,” said Chris Levere, customer.
If superstition doesn’t keep your money in your pocket, maybe the odds will.
The chances of winning are a slim 1 in 259 million.
Still, these customers say forking over a small amount of cash is well worth the opportunity to dream big.
“I only spent $2,” said Carolyn Wells, customer.
“Somebody at some point has to win. Why can’t it be you?” said Pamela Rumber, customer.
If no one wins Friday, it could roll over again for a $550 million jackpot.
The biggest jackpot ever for Mega Millions has $656 million and was won right here in Maryland last year.
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