Record Mega Millions jackpot on the rise

The Mega Millions jackpot is worth at least $970 million. ABC News' Kendis Gibson reports.
2:29 | 10/19/18

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We're back now with. Lottery fever and this is video from that about a border where more than a thousand people waited to get their powerball and Mega Millions tickets the two jackpots together. Now total one point four billion. Dollars. Yeah tonight's Mega Millions drawing is a second largest jackpot in US history. The odds of winning that one alone one in 302 million but of course that's not stopping people from. Dreaming big. In court if we get to dig. People waiting in line for hours hoping for their chance at the Mega Millions jackpot. Now at 970. Million dollars somebody's gotta want it my will be one of us. If you don't want tonight there's always tomorrow's powerball it 430 million dollars or eight to ten hours today and tomorrow. If you're lucky winner experts say gather team of professionals right away including a lawyer and accountant a financial advisors well even consider a psychologist. To help you wrap your head around all that cash and if you blocked in your office pool makes sure everyone involved signs the ticket. You can do it being crazy on it doesn't really matter. Something that says this is to confirmed that the following people agree to share in the equal portions. The amount any amounts. Wine in the mega million lottery and then everybody. It's time since involved experts also warn of the lottery Kursk consider David Lee Edwards who once took home 27 million dollars in the powerball. And was penny less just a few years later he admits spending his money on cars mansions and even the 35000. Dollar Hummer golf cart. For take a case of John Whitacre who in famously took home 315 million dollars but was divorced and broke four years after winning. You have to have money to exist in this world but money money doesn't rule the world my wife it did she wishes she. Toward the picture that we say we're told that it up to. There are lottery success stories however. Marion Brian Lowe's one about 200 million dollars the Iowa couple building a new football stadium for their high school and gifts in their town with a new grocery store. Seeing the joy and appreciation in and the change it can have on them. And has been probably the most rewarding thing over the last six years. I like their model better here's an important reminder for both meg and powerball ticket sales stop one hour before the Droid X.

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