January 5, 2011 by USA Post
Megamillions Numbers, (AP) – Thousands of people lined up in 41 states and Washington, DC, before the Mega Millions drawing Tuesday in hopes of buying the winning ticket in a lottery game and 355 million jackpots. The award is the fourth in the history of the United States and second in the history of Mega Millions, said Lottery spokeswoman Cindy Esquer of Arizona. Raffle prizes of $ 390 million in March 2007 and remains the richest nation on record.
“We have a pretty good flow of traffic since the purchase of tickets going,” said Bill Evans, owner of Beaver Dam Service Station northwestern Arizona. “As the day progresses, we will a line at the door, I’m sure.” Hundreds of people took to the tiny towns of Arizona Littlefield and Beaver Dam, passing through the state of Nevada and Utah, where Mega Millions tickets are not sold.
Rosie at Cafe on U.S. 93 north of Kingman near the Nevada line, hundreds of leads in the weekend to buy tickets for Mega Millions and the game was probably a rehearsal Tuesday because of the new bypass dam Hoover, which opened in October and easy travel across the state line of Nevada and Arizona.
“The line was out the door,” with 500 or more online at times on Saturday and Sunday, said a waitress and cashier Christine Millim.
Mega Millions is the game similar to Powerball – players try to win by matching five numbers and the “Mega Ball.” Tickets are $ 1.
Larry White, who bought a ticket to Atlanta, said he would use the money to help his family if he said the price several million dollars.
“I’ll take care of my family – to buy new houses, new cars and travel a bit,” he said.
Others said they would use the money to start foundations, retirement or vacation.
Sheila Twine in Atlanta said she would pay her and her daughter bills and help people in need.
“With all this money, I could help many people,” she said.
The cash option jackpot amounts to about 224 million. Besides the jackpot, prices range from $ 2 to $ 250,000.
The game expanded last year under an agreement with cross-selling Powerball to become available in 41 states and Washington, DC
Website of the game momentarily fell Tuesday night, at the time that the winning numbers are displayed. Officials stripped the site down to a simple Web page with the logo and the amount of the jackpot to help high-speed connections because of “unprecedented traffic.”
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