BOSTON (CBS) – The Mega Millions jackpot is at a new world record of $1.6 billion.
The numbers drawn Tuesday night are 5, 28, 62, 65, 70 and Mega Ball 5.
The cash option is currently $904 million.
The next Powerball drawing will be held Wednesday night at 11. That jackpot now stands at $620 million. The cash value is $354.3 million.
Tickets for both games are $2 apiece and can be bought in 44 states, including Massachusetts.
Ted’s State Line Mobil in Methuen is known to sell a winning ticket, some of the winners are pictured on the wall.
Tuesday afternoon, lines of people hoped it would be their picture up on the wall next.
“Could I have five quick picks?” John Blathras asked.
The tickets were coming out hot.
“I got the winning ticket here!” Fernando Medeiros said.
And everyone is ready to win
“To win the billion dollars!” Lisa Kazlauskas added.
Whether it was playing lucky numbers.
“My luck, I want to win bad!” April Dearden said.
Upping your chances, like Fernando Medeiros, who bought $200 worth of tickets.
“It’s like do it or don’t…you got to put up or shut up, you know what they say… I’m trying I’m trying!” he explained.
Or playing with a group, like Lisa Kazlauskas.
“This was 200 tickets so $400. We have 25 people on it, so the accounting department will be gone,” she laughed.
Everyone knows it only takes paying for one ticket to possibly with the history making jackpot.
“My god it is so much money even after taxes that is still a lot of money,” Dearden said.
So then comes the question, what would you do with it all?
“No idea it is ludicrous me and my wife talk about this stuff all the time and the first thing my wife always says is I’d spread it around more people should get it and my thinking is always, I want it! I want it all!” Blathras said.
“I could get a new car, a nice house four bedrooms would be nice, play room. I would just do everything …open my own business, that is my goal,” Dearden explained.
Their chances, as good as anybody else’s until the winning numbers are announced Tuesday night.
“Somebody has to win. Somebody! You can’t win if you don’t play,” Kazlauskas said.