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$400 million Mega Millions up for grabs right now

CARDWELL, MO (KAIT) - The Mega Millions jackpot up for grabs is the second highest in the game and the fifth highest ever in North America.

Mr. T's Riverside employee Anthony Vowels said lotto fever is year round at the Cardwell convenience store.


"It gets pretty hectic on the days that the tickets draw. Powerball is a real big one and now the Mega Millions is up to $400 million, so people are always wanting to come up here at the last minute and get all their tickets."

Even though Larry Hopkins has never hit it big, he said he still has hope. He has been playing the Missouri lotto since the first sales began in 1986.

"Since it first came out here in Missouri I've been buying the tickets," he said.

As for what people would do with the money, Vowels said he has heard a variety of answers in the four months he has been working at the lottery desk.

"A guy saying he was going to buy a house for his cats, that is probably the craziest thing anyone has said."

Hopkins is not sure what he would do if his playday actually turned into a payday.

"I've thought about that and I don't have any idea what I would do with it. Probably have a heart attack and die."


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