Region 8 residents take a chance on record-setting jackpot

Region 8 residents take a chance on record-setting jackpot
Mega Millions record high draws in more ticket buyers. (Source: KAIT-TV)

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.

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