Locals hope for the Mega Millions winning numbers in record-breaking jackpot

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by Tiffany Craig / KHOU 11 News

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Posted on December 13, 2013 at 11:22 PM

Updated Friday, Dec 13 at 11:46 PM

HOUSTON -- It might be Friday the 13th, but many of you are still feeling lucky. You're already planning what to do after winning the Mega Millions jackpot.

"Shop, spend it, buy houses, cars," said Davida Garrett.

"Call a lawyer," said Luke Davis.

The jackpot is at its second highest in Mega Millions history and is even bringing out first time players.

"I've never played the Mega Millions before," Louis Edward tell us. "But it's $425 million."

The game actually changed in October making it even tougher to bring home the grand prize.

Players used to pick 5 numbers between 1 and 56 and then the 'mega ball.' That gave odds of 1 in 176-million. Now, players have to pick their numbers from 1 to 75, plus the mega ball.

That increased the odds to 1 in 259-million.

"I could hit it and things would go well," said Steve Scholtes. "I would pay off a lot of things."

You probably don't want to hear this either but you have a better chance of being killed by a vending machine or dying in an asteroid apocalypse than winning.

The winning numbers of the $425 Mega Millions jackpot were 27, 26, 24, 19, 70 and the megaball was 12. The megaplier was 2.

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