Big Mega millions jackpots good for local stores - WNEM TV 5

Big Mega millions jackpots good for local stores

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BAY CITY, MI (WNEM) -

The Mega Millions jackpot is up to $540 million for Friday's drawing.

People are buying tickets in hopes of changing their lives forever.

"It's been pretty crazy. I mean, it's not as crazy as when the Powerball was like a billion or anything, but it's been pretty cool. It's been pretty busy. It's still early, but everybody's buying tickets like they're going out of style, you know what I'm saying," said Paul Rather, with King's Party Store in Bay City.

He hopes he sells the grand prize winning numbers. Ticket buyers have been making a lot of promises to him.

"Yeah, a lot of people are like I'll remember who sold it to me, but who really knows if they do that or not," Rather said.

He said when the jackpot gets this big it's good for business in his store.

"They'll be standing there, especially if someone wants like 12 numbers or whatever. So people are like, OK, I'm waiting. So they pick something up, you know. So yeah, it's good for business," Rather said.

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