Mass. Lottery Players Excited for Chance at $1.6 Billion Jackpot

All across Massachusetts, people have been flocking to lottery retailers to purchase tickets for some of the largest jackpots in history.

"I got a few," said Paul Sprague.

With $1.6 billion at stake in Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing, a world record has been set for lottery jackpots.

Additionally, the Powerball jackpot for Wednesday's drawing is $620 million. That is the third largest Powerball jackpot in history.

"I'd definitely like to buy a house, buy a brand new car," said Mark Jordan. "And then I think the rest of it, I would invest."

How about a vacation?

"Anywhere but here," Sprague said. "Travel the world, you know. See you later, everybody."

Sprague said he bought a few lottery tickets as he wore a good-luck four leaf clover T-shirt.

Rita Efthiliadias of Brockton said she would donate the money to charity, and leave some for her family.

"I would put $5,000 aside for my grandkids, and that's it," she said.

Tickets for Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing can be bought until 10:45 p.m. at any Massachusetts Lottery retailer.

Powerball tickets can be bought until 9:50 p.m. Wednesday.

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