Updated 03/27/2012 08:33 PM
Lottery hopefuls looking to hit Mega jackpot
With the Mega Millions hitting $363 million, lottery hopefuls in Kingston are hoping their tickets turn out to be a winner. YNN's Venise Toussaint stopped by one store before the drawing as folks were buying their tickets.
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KINGSTON, N.Y. -- Hiedy Leard is one of dozens playing the numbers at Judy’s in Kingston hoping to win big in Tuesday’s Mega Millions and she’s already made plans for her fortune
“I wouldn’t use it on myself. I’d call George Clooney,” Leard said.
The Mega Million jackpot is $363 million.
“I’d like to be a big winner. I guess we all want to be a big winner.”
It wouldn’t be the first time someone at Judy's won big. The store has had three winners one for $1 million another for $3 million. Most recently, they had a $250,000 winner.
That $250,000 ticket was sold last week and was one of only six second prize tickets in the state. Since then, the store has been flooded with people hoping luck will strike once again.
“Everybody has been in getting cards and that’s their second thing, they go straight for the Mega,” said Judy's Hallmark employee Desiree Coddington.
Last week’s winner has chosen to stay anonymous but Leard and everyone else here is keeping their fingers crossed, hoping for another big win.
"Good luck to everybody. It's a beautiful day," Leard said.
“Hopefully the Mega fever picks up and we can get another winner. Lightening could strike twice. You never know.” Coddington added.