Mega Millions Slows After Record Jackpot

VERDI, NV - California Lottery Cashier Del Rae Medeiros couldn't believe the change in atmosphere at the office from last week's Mega Millions mania.

"It's 100 percent different. I mean, it was massive people, lines non-stop. Most of us worked 10 or 11 hours," says Medeiros.

"The line just spiraled right out, kind of in an s shape. it kept spiraling around. All the machines were full over here, it was just packed," says Hubbard.

Hubbard was one of the customers who braved the crowds to try their luck at the record jackpot. After failing to cash in last week, he's hoping this time will be different.

"Maybe I missed by one week, so I'm going to try one more week with the same numbers," says Hubbard.

Duke wasn't alone thinking that this could be the day. For John Summers, smaller money means smaller lines.

"There were hundreds here on the big drawing day and tonight I'm here in five minutes and out," says Summers.

John prefers it that way. That's why he decided to get his tickets in truckee last week.

"I went up to a food mart up there. There were 10 people in front of me. maybe took 10 minutes," says Summers.

Things may have calmed down over at the gold ranch too, but Del Rae says that even when it looks slow the lottery office always manages to stay occupied.

"People are coming in and out all the time. There's never a dull moment here," says Medeiros.


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