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Mega Millions fever hits Two Virginias

BLUEFIELD (WVVA) -

Lottery fever is sweeping the nation and the Two Virginias...

The Mega Millions jackpot now stands at $636 million dollars.  That has many taking a chance, paying a dollar to buy a ticket in hopes of becoming an overnight millionaire.

"I played scratch offs and things but nothing big like this," says Sally Stolp of Bluefield, West Virginia.  She's playing Mega Millions for the first time, hoping to strike it rich with beginner's luck.

"I think first and foremost I will make a contribution to my church which I love dearly and try to help it as much as I can and the rest will go to my family," says Stolp.

Workers at the Corner Mart in Bluefield, Virginia say traffic at the store is double what it normally is on a Tuesday, and it's all because of a $636 million Mega Millions jackpot.

"Thought I'd get lucky," says Michael Rebuck of Bluefield, West Virginia who brought 10 Mega Millions tickets.

Although the cash option is $341 million, the jackpot still has some folks dreaming big.

"Probably buy me a brand new car like to have a Mercedes.  Might as well go for it if you have all that money," says Rodney Adams of McDowell County.

You can't win if you don't play, but keep in mind your chances of winning the top prize is about one in 259-million.

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