Mega-Millions Mania

December 12, 2008 2:35:43 PM PST
It may be cold out there, but Mega-Millions Mania is once again heating things up in the Garden State.Lottery players in twelve states are buying Mega Million tickets and all are thinking they have the winning ticket.

Their hope is to win the $207-million jackpot.

Since 2002, 13 winning Mega Millions tickets have been sold in New Jersey, including the record $390-million jackpot in 2007.

Can it happen again?

"I would take care of my family. Everybody would have anything they want, but I just got laid off a year ago, so it would really help me out and I would donate; I would find a lot of things to do with it," Daniella Freas said.

"[I would] retire, I'm 72, I'd like to just finally quit, but the stock market is taking me down, so I'm hoping this might be it," John Dlugosz said.

$207-million would go a long way toward propping up those 401 Ks.

Of course, if you take the cash option, the reward is $141-million, which is still not too shabby.

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