Delta, Louisiana -
The Mega Millions Lottery Jackpot numbers are: 8, 14, 17, 20, 39, and the Mega Ball number is 7. Two winning tickets were sold. One in California and one in Georgia. Long lines aren’t stopping these people from trying to win the second-largest Mega Millions lottery prize.The jackpot is currently at an estimated 636-million dollars.
"It would be exciting if I won," exclaims Danielle Hernandez.
Hernandez and her friend drove from Pearl to this convenience store in Delta, Louisiana.This is the first time she's ever bought a lottery ticket.And, she's hoping to have beginner's luck.
When asked what she would you do with the money, Hernandez replied, "I’d buy a new house, new car, and college funds for my kids."
Sandy Hearn and her niece have their numbers.And, if they win, they hope to do some good with their winnings.
"I’m with Special Olympics and do a lot with special needs kids.We’ll do a camp and field," Hearn tells News Channel 12.
Some people choose to pick their own numbers.Others, like Hearn, let the machine pick theirs at random.
"If we win that means it was meant to be," expresses Hearn.
The manager at The World convenience store says she hopes they sell the winning ticket.That’s because the store will get some money, as well.
"Louisiana has a cap on it and it'll pay 30- to 40-thousand dollars, regardless of the jackpot amount," explains Margaret Dennis.
That may seem like pennies compared to 636-million dollars. But, Dennis says, they're not complaining.Any little bit helps their profit margins.
"Plus, we're making money along the way," adds Dennis.
Here are Tuesday night’s winning Mega Millions lotterynumbers are 8-14-17-20-39.The Mega Ball is 7.The Megaplier is 4X.