Transcript for Billion-dollar lotto fever sweeps the country
So many feeling the lottery fever. I'll get my ticket as soon as the show is over. Nearly a billion dollars up for grabs and that's just the mega millions. I've got to dream big. Take a look at the lines in Nevada, people hoping to score the winning ticket for tonight's big drawing. This is the machine in Atlanta that's going to decide those winning numbers and ABC's gio Benitez, he has more at a store in Rutherford, New Jersey, that people consider lucky. Lucky store, gio? Yeah, that's right, Michael. Good morning to you. That's because years ago a woman bought ten quick picks here, ended up winning the $258 million jackpot. Yogi here sold that ticket and about a year ago, $2 million with a winning ticket here and people across this country hope they are just as lucky. This morning, millions are vying for mega millions hoping to score that nearly $1 billion jackpot tonight. Somebody's got to win it. It might as well be one of us. Reporter: The frenzy dramatic on the california/nevada border where people -- Anybody need draw slips? Reporter: -- Are standing in line for three hours to get the ticket. Our Marci Gonzalez is there. How long have you been waiting in this line? Two hours. It's been 2 1/2 hours. Reporter: So many of those in line from coast to coast are buying tickets for both the mega millions game tonight and tomorrow night's Powerball. If you're lucky to win both that could be a staggering $1.4 billion payout. One of the first things we'll buy is we're going to buy a place and there's a Gucci purse that is 25k. Reporter: Important advice because now someone in the country may be just hours away from becoming America's next instant billionaire. Look, the chances of winning one ticket, just one is pretty tough but winning the mega millions and Powerball, 1 in 88 draw -- quadrillion. Now to president trump at a rally praising the congressman
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