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More and more people are going to convenience stores to buy lottery tickets

Mississippi Mega Millions Lottery Set For Second Highest Amount Ever

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – It’s not too late to go out and get yourself some lottery tickets. The Mississippi Mega Millions lottery is set at the second highest amount ever.

$1.1 billion according to website.

Convenience store managers and cashiers at places like Sprint Mart are seeing an increase in lottery ticket sales; for people who come to buy the tickets, they hope to win the Mega Millions jackpot.

When no one won the jackpot in Tuesday’s Mega Millions draw, the jackpot soared to $1.1 billion.

So WCBI asked people what they would do with that money; some said they would travel.

“I would move to the south of France and buy a small villa on the coast, yes I would travel this world,” said ticket buyer Dianna Salameh.

While others said they would spread the love.

“Of course, I think I would try to invest my family a bit and probably work for myself,” said ticket buyer Lowanda Jackson.

“I have three churches that I go to, I would give them money and the second thing I would do is put my stepmother and stepfather in a new house and of course me and my husband too. and I will give my children I have four children I will give them money. I would probably give you a million and the cashiers I know would help out at the stores I go to,” said ticket buyer Daphne Logan.

Friday’s jackpot is $1 billion with a cash option of $648.2 million

The winning numbers will be drawn on Friday evening to see who will win the jackpot. Store managers encourage people to go out and try their luck.