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Mega Millions Mania

The largest jackpot in U.S. history is taking the nation by storm. The Mega Millions jackpot is sitting at $640,000,000. Tickets are being sold non-stop in Texoma.

Convenience stores and gas stations have been busy with customers all day waiting patiently for the same thing. They are buying Mega Millions lotto tickets, and that means store sales are going up.

Terri Woodworth, Shell employee, said, "It means extra money for us. When the jackpot goes up people start buying more than just the lotto tickets." Woodworth added, "They get a drink, they're hungry, or they get some gum."

Malinda Puente, 7-11 employee, said, "It started picking up Monday, but it really picked up Thursday and Friday." 

Texoma resident Mary Matherly is keeping her hopes up and keeping her fingers crossed. Mary said, "I'd probably be really shocked if I won. I'd probably just sit there and think, did I really just win this."

If Mary wins she said, "I would give some money to my children. I'm trying to sell my home so maybe this will bring me luck to do that."

Texas Mega Millions officials say if there is no winner Friday, the jackpot will increase to an estimated $975,000,000 for the next drawing on Tuesday.

 

Natalie Garcia,  Newschannel 6 

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