Hoping for Luck on the Unluckiest Day

Reported by: Melanie Kendall
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Updated: 12/13/2013 11:35 pm

People across the country are hoping to wake up Saturday as a multi-millionaire.

The Mega Millions Lottery Jackpot is at $425 million dollars.  It’s the second largest Mega Millions Jackpot ever.  It’s being drawn on Friday the 13th. Superstition associated with the day didn’t stop people from playing.

“Hoping to win some money, big money,” said Gary Spires, an avid lottery player who had already bought five lottery tickets and was planning to buy more.

People across the country are joining Spires in hopes for luck on one of the unluckiest days.

“I love 13, I'm not superstitious at all,” said Spires.

He, and everyone else playing, has about a one in 259 million chance of winning the $425 million dollars.  Spires is more likely to be killed by a vending machine, die in an asteroid apocalypse and women are more likely to have identical quadruplets than win this jackpot.

“I ain’t going to get hit by lightening but I think I'm going to win,” said Spires.

No one has won the jackpot in the last 20 drawings.  There hasn’t been a mega millions winner since October when changes were made to the drawing.

Workers at the Dairy Mart on Reynolds’s Road say it’s been a hectic day selling tickets.

“Count-wise I couldn't tell you but it's probably double than a normal Friday night,” said Steve White, who was selling tickets at the Dairy Mart.

“Buy a ticket because I’m fixing to buy another one,” said Spires.

The winning Mega Millions numbers are: 19, 24, 26, 27, 70 with a mega ball of 12.

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