LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Lottery players are flocking to buy tickets. The Mega Millions jackpot sits at $318 million ahead of Tuesday night's drawing.
The Powerball winnings are at $420 million.
A late blast of winter weather this week left many dreaming of warmer weather. Some lotto players are hoping if they can't get the warm weather here, they'll win enough to get to fly south for the rest of the winter.
While the odds may not be in your favor, some Lexingtonians say the $2 ticket is worth the risk.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The owner of a Lexington barbecue restaurant who already is a registered sex offender has been charged with new offenses. Police arrested 54-year-old Willie Talley, owner of Talley's BBQ, on Wednesday on two charges. Talley is charged with third-degree sexual abuse and sex offender filming, photographing or videotaping a minor without consent. Talley also is listed in the sex offender registry for two counts of rape involving a 15-year-old....
ESTILL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- One person is dead following a crash Wednesday night in Ravenna. It happened around 9 p.m. on 1571 or Millers Creek Road. Kentucky State Police say a vehicle crossed the center line and hit another car head on. The driver of the vehicle that crossed the center line was pronounced dead at the scene. Police are not sure if alcohol is a factor. They are waiting to release the name until family is notified.
OCALA, Fla. (WESH/LEX 18) — A Kentucky doctor and two others have been arrested in connection to an alleged assault and false imprisonment at a Florida hotel. Authorities say the incident happened around 6 p.m. Friday at the Holiday Inn on Southwest 38th Avenue.