Tonight's Mega Millions drawing is at 9 p.m. MDT.
The winning numbers for Tuesday night's $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot are 5, 28, 62, 65, 70 with a mega ball of 5.
"There's a notable size amount that people are paying", Gerson said.
She became the first $1 million victor in the $150 Million Cash Explosion game, NC lottery officials said. But those numbers aren't splayed across billboards and shown in countless mini marts across America.
But the chances are rising that a victor or winners will emerge after the numbers are called.
For the second day in a row, a consortium of lottery officials from across the country opted not to increase the estimated grand prize after poring over ticket sales. Could it reach $2 billion? The odds of winning are 1 in 302.6 million.
Most came in confident to the BP in Magnolia Greens.
By then, lottery officials estimate 75 percent of all number combinations will be purchased, Maryland Lottery and Gaming spokeswoman Carole Gentry told The Washington Post.
The Powerball jackpot also has climbed.
But now, a victor who opts for the lump sum stands to collect a little more - $913.7 million.
If it seems like lottery jackpots are getting larger and larger, it's because they are getting larger and larger. The No. 1 population state of California is second in Mega Millions winners with six, while IL is third with four winners. Texas is one of eight states that allows winners to do just that.
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Deborah Prescott | Daily Press Shannon Thompson, manager of the Holiday gas station in Escanaba, sells a Mega Millions lottery ticket to Jon Thompson Monday.
Can I keep my name secret?
Players who prefer to remain anonymous are in luck if they live in the Lone Star state.
Tuesday was no different, many waited in line to purchase one or many.
If one person wins the entire jackpot, after taxes are withheld, the victor could still afford to send more than 1,500 students to Harvard University.
If there are no winners in Tuesday's drawing, the jackpot could soar to $2 billion.
There was no immediate information about winning tickets being sold. Of the five largest jackpots awarded in the US, three went to multiple winners.
Office pools are also a popular way to play. Wednesday's Powerball jackpot is estimated to be worth $620 million. Spend $4 on a ticket for each game and it could happen. The odds of winning the top prize were 1 in 258,890,850.
About two-thirds of Americans gamble.
On average, that's $206.69 per person. "They're trying to hit it big".