Mega Millions Hits 667 Million, Hundreds Buy Tickets at Miracle Mile in Fond Du Lac

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Are you feeling lucky?

If so you may have joined the millions of people who bought a Mega Millions ticket or Powerball ticket with dreams of striking it rich.

According to the Allstate Data Science Team your chances of winning both: 1 in 88 quadrillion.

The Mega Millions drawing was Tuesday night with $667 million up for grabs, the third largest in U.S. history.

But if you’re going to buy a ticket you might as well buy it from the one mile of land that’s produced bunches of lottery winners since 1993.

“It’s been insane, I mean we have people coming in and they’re like, ‘I need $700 of Mega Millions’,” says Korneli cashier Holly Anderson. “So it’s crazy.”

“Well I’m here at the Miracle Mile hoping to win big,” says ticket buyer Matt Wojkiewicz. “I wanted to win big and take my kids on a vacation.”

If you’re not familiar with Miracle Mile in Fond Du Lac, it’s the stretch of roadway that has produced the most lottery winners in the country.

It’s reputation precedes itself.

“That is actually why I am here,” says ticket buyer Rick Rodriguez. “I’m originally from Chicago and heard a lot of great things about this place here so I wanted to come here and get my tickets from such a historical location.”

“Prior to these owners, the other owners before had a good history,” says ticket buyer Mike Enfelt. “And I know they hit a couple here too, so it seems to be a hot spot.”

But of course your chances of winning are well slimmer than slim.

You actually have a better chance of being struck by lightning, giving birth to identical quadruplets and being attacked by a shark than winning the Mega Millions.

Even still Local 5’s Robyn Oguinye decided to get in on the action.

And everyone has a laundry list of what they would do with the winnings.

“Buy a new car, buy a couple houses, definitely start a business,” says Matt Wojkiewicz.

“I would donate a good portion of the money to local charities and start college scholarships,” says Rodriguez.

“Probably pay some bills and go on a big trip to Mexico,” says Enfelt.

Either way you gotta play to win.

The record lottery jackpot was a $1.6 billion Powerball prize won in January 2016.

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