Friday, Mar 7, 2014
Winning Lottery Numbers Announced
WILLIAMSON COUNTY-- The Mega Millions prize on the line is massive: at least $636,000,000. Lottery officials announced the lucky numbers Tuesday night.
They are: 08 - 20 - 14 - 17 - 39 - 07
Gas stations like Carterville's MotoMart saw incredible sales for the big drawing. Thousands of dollars in tickets sold Tuesday alone, not including the crowds employees have seen for days. All hoping to match six life changing numbers.
"I'd just be happy and I'd just wish everyone a very Merry Christmas, and I would see to it that they had one," Larry Padgett enthused.
"If I would be that blessed, I would want to bless lots of people of course," shared Iwona Ward.
"I bought mine last night before I got off work," Corey Ogden said.
He's sold hundreds of tickets at the MotoMart and says lines haven't been this long since last year's big jackpot.
"We had one guy come in here. He spent like $90 on just one ticket and I haven't seen anybody do that before," Ogden added.
Weekly customers like Joyce Ziegler stopped by for another shot at the $636,000,000 jackpot.
"All my life I've been helping other people out. I'm down to almost nothing now so I hope I win to pay off my house and help others," said Ziegler.
She buys a ticket every Sunday and like many, has a whole stack of unchecked numbers. Ziegler checked a couple and won a few dollars. She still hoped to strike it big.
"It only takes one ticket to win," she said.
Ward and her daughter Kasha plan to travel if they get the lucky numbers.
"Probably would take all of Carterville. all children of Carterville to disney world," Ward explained.
Seemingly all of Carterville stopped in for a chance to win. With a little luck, and the right numbers, their dreams may come true.
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