JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A lottery jackpot has reached a new record high: $868 million.
No one won Tuesday night’s Mega Millions drawing, which had already set at a record with a $667 million jackpot, pushing the winnings even higher.
With numbers reaching the stratosphere, many Region 8 residents lined up to buy a chance at becoming a millionaire.
Melanie Hicks works at a local Flash Market. She said a lot more people have come in the store to buy the tickets.
“In the last week, people come in about every day and buy at least a hundred tickets a day," Hicks said. “Between Mega Millions, Powerball, scratch-offs and sometimes even more.”
She should expect many more customers to flock in before the next drawing on Friday, Oct. 19.