Mega Millions leaders say sales have increased by 30% in the last week

Mega Millions leaders say sales have increased by 30% in the last week »Play Video
Lottery ticket buyers claim to have tricks up their sleeves
LEWISTON, ID - The Mega-Millions Jackpot is reaching record-setting numbers and a lot of local folks are hoping to be $353-million richer tonight.

Mega Millions leaders say sales have increased by 30% in the last week. It’s now the fifth largest jackpot in the game's history. Hype around the draw tonight is in conjunction with the 25th Anniversary Game of the Idaho Lottery. Neighborhood market cashier Debra Stamper said there have been a lot of people coming through their stores and some even claim to have tricks up their sleeves.

"A lot of them want just separate tickets,” said Stamper. “A lot of them find that if you do separate tickets, then you don't have repeat numbers."