Third largest Mega Millions jackpot in history pushes some last minute ticket buyers

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KJCT) -- If you bought a Mega Millions lottery ticket recently you are hoping for fireworks this weekend and not just for the holiday.

The mega millions jackpot has reached $415 million, the third-largest jackpot in the game's history.

Many local residents stopping by their local convenient store to buy a last chance ticket on Friday.

We talked to one local gambler hoping to spark a win this holiday weekend.

“I’ve been spending way too much money on them probably, I’m 99.9 percent sure I’ll never win but, there is always that chance," said Dirk Brennecke. "I buy a ticket and then dream all day what I would do with the money. I would probably just buy a ranch and elk hunt every day.”

Both the Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots are in the triple digit millions.

The chances of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are one in about 250 million. The Mega Millions drawing was July 1 at 8:59 p.m. so if you bought a ticket you might want to check your ticket, to see if it’s a winner.

The mega millions jackpot has reached $415 million, that is the third-largest jackpot in the game's history.



 
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