What would you do if you won the Mega Millions record high jackpot?

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It’s a game of beating the odds with a chance to win $1.6 billion. 

The Mega Millions jackpot is a world record high. It’s the largest jackpot in history. 

Assistant manager Russell Adler at Casey’s General Store on South Green River Road says, “I haven’t seen that many people buy tickets in at least 10 years.”

So how are Tri-Staters picking their numbers?

Florence Springer says, “My birthday, my ex’s birthday and my four children.”

“I’m going to use my birthday and my astrology number in the paper and my kids birthdays,” Courtnye Clay says. 

Adler says they’ve sold roughly 3,000 tickets per day. For some, it’s their first time. 

Others say the last time they’ve bought a ticket was probably the last time the jackpot was sky high. 

If they win?

“Pay all my bills my family would live happy and I’d still work,” Adler says. 

Springer says, “Oh my goodness I’d probably go to Hawaii, travel with my children it would be fun.”

Clay says, “Probably pay off some bills and pay my car off probably get it fixed up maybe get a couple more.”

If no one wins, the drawing on Friday would be for $2 billion. 

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(This story was originally published on October 23, 2018)

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