MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Anyone feeling lucky on Good Friday?
People are lining up and the lotto machine is buzzing at the Exxon Gas Station on 87th Avenue and 17th Street Doral for the chance, albeit the odds minuscule, at more than a half a billion dollars.
Luis Hidalgo is a buyer and a believer.
“You never know,” he said.
There hasn’t been a Mega Millions winner since January 5th, with the prize climbing to $521 million.
That is the fourth-largest payout in the 16-year history of Mega Millions.
The $521 million figure refers to the annuity option, in which payments are made over 29 years. The cash option would pay $317 million.
Traffic at the Exxon Station in Doral always runs heavy.
“We have given a lot of prizes out of this store, so I guess people think that we’re a lucky store,” said owner Max Alvarez.
Alvarez says his luckiest store by far though is in Hialeah.
You can watch the next Mega Millions drawing Friday night during the 11pm news on CBS4, your official lottery station.
The odds of cashing in on that massive jackpot is more than 1 in 302 million.