Panama City, FL –
BAY COUNTY, Florida (WMBB) – Florida started selling Mega Millions lottery tickets in 2013.
Since then, some Bay County residents have said they have become fascinated with the game.
“We are wasting two dollars a day on something,” said resident Kent Shaddix. “You might as well be a ticket and try your luck. In fact, I will be purchasing a second ticket in a few minutes.
The Mega Millions jackpot is estimated at $ 432 million.
The overall odds of winning are one in over 300 million, but with such a high reward people like Shaddix dream about what they would do with their winnings.
“I would put a zoo on this side of town for people to have like an animal zoo. We have nothing on this side of town, ”Shaddix said.
The Powerball jackpot is estimated at $ 490 million.
Tobacco Outlet manager in Lynn Haven, Manoj Patel, said he’s been very busy selling Powerball and Mega Millions tickets.
“You can see how many winning tickets I’m selling here, so they definitely think it’s a lucky store for them,” Patel said.
A customer said he has been frequenting the tobacco outlet for as long as he can remember.
He said it was difficult for him to pass up a lottery ticket.
“I’m just going to put my name in the hat. It doesn’t matter how much you pay. As long as you put your name in the hat for that chance, ”Jimmy Floyd said.
Mega Millions winning numbers are announced every Tuesday and Friday.
Powerball winning numbers are every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.
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