Lufkin lottery players react to $521 billion jackpot - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

Lufkin lottery players react to $521 billion jackpot

Source: KTRE Staff Source: KTRE Staff
LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

For the first time in nearly two years, the Mega Millions jackpot is larger than a half-billion dollars.

The big prize drew people hoping to win it all out all day.
    
“I’ve been playing the lottery for years,” said Shell customer Lee Session.

Customers were seen waiting in line thinking of the "mega" ways they could spend $521 billion.

“Every relative that wants to claim me, I’d claim them because that's too much money for one person,” Session said. 

“I would pay off all my college tuition and everything,” said Shell customer Ethan Cloer. “I have some loans that I’m trying to get paid off.”

Even though their chances are one in a mega million, these guys felt lucky.

“Just the jackpot being where it's at right now and being so high it's kind of a no-brainer. You get two dollars, pick five numbers, and you could possibly win all that money,” Cloer said. 

Today was Ethan Cloer's first time trying his hand at the lottery. 

“I really want to travel. I haven't had the opportunity to travel, but going somewhere like Europe or Asia with all the money would be nice,” Cloer said.

Cloer said tonight's draw was the perfect time to participate. 

 If no one hits the jackpot tonight, the next mega million drawing is set for next Tuesday with a $612 billion at stake.

The last mega million jackpot to be set at more than a half-billion dollars was $536  billion prize in July of 2016.

Copyright 2018 KTRE. All rights reserved.
 

  • East Texas NewsMore>>

  • Breaking

    Jasper County Sheriff's Office: 1 man in custody after shooting incident

    Jasper County Sheriff's Office: 1 man in custody after shooting incident

    Monday, April 23 2018 11:32 AM EDT2018-04-23 15:32:24 GMT
    Source: Raycom News MediaSource: Raycom News Media

    A 22-year-old man turned himself into the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office in connection with allegations that he shot another man in the arm and upper chest during an argument at a home off of FM 776 that occurred late Sunday afternoon.

    More >>

    A 22-year-old man turned himself into the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office in connection with allegations that he shot another man in the arm and upper chest during an argument at a home off of FM 776 that occurred late Sunday afternoon.

    More >>
  • 1 arrested, two at large after Nacogdoches store robbed at gunpoint

    1 arrested, two at large after Nacogdoches store robbed at gunpoint

    Monday, April 23 2018 10:47 AM EDT2018-04-23 14:47:54 GMT
    Jawonn Castleberry (Source: Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office)Jawonn Castleberry (Source: Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office)

    One person is in custody and two at large after a Nacogdoches store was robbed at gunpoint.

    More >>

    One person is in custody and two at large after a Nacogdoches store was robbed at gunpoint.

    More >>
  • Affidavit: Lufkin man injured 1-year-old by slapping him in head

    Affidavit: Lufkin man injured 1-year-old by slapping him in head

    Monday, April 23 2018 10:14 AM EDT2018-04-23 14:14:30 GMT
    Demmish Morgan (Source: Angelina County Jail)Demmish Morgan (Source: Angelina County Jail)
    Demmish Morgan (Source: Angelina County Jail)Demmish Morgan (Source: Angelina County Jail)

    New documents released Monday allege a Lufkin man seriously injured a one-year-old boy by continuously slapping him in the head.

    More >>

    New documents released Monday allege a Lufkin man seriously injured a one-year-old boy by continuously slapping him in the head.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly