Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Mega Millions Jackpot Soars - Long Lines Form at Retailers

Baltimore, MD (Capital Region Pulse) -

The lottery machine at Dominic's Pizza stands at the ready
on the eve of a $355 million jackpot. (Photo by Kenny Lorber)
The Mega Millions drawing on New Year's Eve failed to produce a winner. The jackpot for tonight was originally announced to be around $290 million, but with robust ticket sales climbed to $330 million. Further, this afternoon, Mega Millions announced that ticket sales had kept up their pace. The current estimated jackpot for the drawing tonight is $355 million!

Washington area residents flocked to the nearest lottery ticket seller for their chance to win big. All of the locations The Capital Region Pulse checked today were bustling with customers. Colesville Beer and Wine in Silver Spring, MD had quite the line during the afternoon hours on Tuesday.

Dominic's Pizza, also in Silver Spring hosted the normal Tuesday crowd with the addition of hopeful lottery players. It seems as though everyone is leaping at the chance to win this near-record jackpot.

So what would you do with the money? Discuss it in the comment section below or on our Facebook Page. For those of you trying your luck tonight, good luck!


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