Lottery Players Flock To Buy Tickets As Mega Millions Jackpot Growing

Posted at 9:54 PM, Jul 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-07 21:54:40-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – If you’re feeling lucky, this weekend might be a good time to buy a lottery ticket.

The Mega Millions jackpot has grown to more than $300 million.

Another drawing with no winner brings the prize up to $306 million to be exact, with the cash option for $185.5 million.

The next drawing will be held Tuesday night.

People buying tickets Saturday told LEX 18 what they hope to do with the money if they win.

"A nice, overdue vacation. Pay off my grandmother’s house… she’s 91 years old. Buy my mom a new house. Put up money for my kids for college and enjoy life,” said Narissa Trumbo-Jones.

You can buy Mega Millions tickets or Powerball tickets for just $2 apiece.

Check back here on LEX to see Tuesday’s winning numbers.