Lotto fever grips the Cape Fear

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LELAND, NC (WWAY) — Maybe you’ve heard, but there’s a little jackpot in the U.S.
Millions of people across the country put down a couple of bucks at a chance to be a billionaire. The odds of winning the jackpot are now 1 in 302,575,350. But the low odds are not stopping hundreds, thousands and millions of people from trying their luck.

“I usually play the pick 4, I’m a pick 4 player, but they said it was a billion so I just had to play a ticket. And one lucky ticket here,” lottery player Ty Mills said.

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“it’s a little bit of a dream. Maybe if we get a little bit of this, it would be pretty amazing,” lottery player Stacy Ritch said.

The mega millions jackpot is currently at one-billion dollars. It’s the second largest drawing in us lottery history. If you are the lucky winner, you will walk away with $565,000,000. For many people, they believe this could be the one chance in life to use up their luck.

“It’s a chance to change your life and the lives of other people. With that kind of money, you can do so many thing. Even if a lot of people won, it would still be too much money for one person to have,” Ritch said.



A few people have different rituals or lucky numbers they are using while others are just letting the machines give them random numbers.

“I play my birthday numbers, the age I am, my family members ages and stuff like that, their birthdays and stuff like that,” Mills said.

But they all have big ideas in mind if they become a mega millions winner.

“First thing is I would go buy myself a house. Buy a new car and go see a money guy somewhere and invest it and just enjoy my life,” Ritch said.

“Of course everybody want to pay off their debt. You know get a big house, pool, you know, big dream house,” Mills said.

But hey, you never know.

The winning numbers are 15, 23, 53, 65, 70 and the mega ball number is 7.