Mega Millions Jackpot Record Causes Mayhem

RENO, NV - "Everybody wants this million just like I do. Does everybody want this million? i heard that!" says Lawanna Williams.

Winning the Mega Millions Jackpot would be a dream come true for Williams.

"It would be life changing. It would be a weird experience. I know that," says Williams.

With a cash option payout of over $260 million dollars, Lawanna isn't the only one dreaming about dollar signs.

"Might as well come down here and give it a shot. You never know unless you play, right?" says Mike Fuller.
"It could happen. I'm just as good as the next person in line," says Joseph Roysdon.

Those lines were very long. About as long as the odds at winning, which the California Lottery says is one in 176 million. Still that didn't stop the crowds from coming in droves.

"Yeah, we had lines running back to the end of the parking lot for most of the day. It's probably about the second busiest i've ever seen it here," says retail manager Josh O'Neal.

The busiest being in 2007 when the previous highest california jackpot was set $390 million. Now that a record has been set again at $476 million, people are starting to visualize what they'd do with all that cash.

"You get blessed with something like this, you've gotta give back. You can't just do it all for yourself," says Fuller.
"Probably move to a very remote area and support my race car habit," says Roysdon.
"I'm sure I'd have relatives coming out of the wood work and my phone would ring off the hook with investments and stuff," says Mark Gregory.

As much as she'd love to help her family, Lawanna can't help but think about the dark side of winning.

"They say more money, more problems," says Williams.


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