New Jersey residents rush to buy Mega Millions tickets for chance of $830M jackpot
New Jersey residents flocked to convenience stores Tuesday evening to buy tickets for a chance to win the $830 million Mega Millions jackpot.
If one ticket were to win the jackpot, it would be the nation's fourth-largest lottery prize. The prize is so large because no one has matched the game's six numbers since April 15.
Vikram Chaudhari, owner of Esquire News Shop in Freeport, says his store was full of people buying tickets.
“They're buying more. People are spending $50, $100, since the jackpot is very high,” he says.
The drawing will be conducted at 11 p.m.
AP Wire Services were used in the report.