BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Louisianans are caught up in the heat purchasing tickets for a record-high Mega Millions jackpot.
For now, no winner has come forward for the Mega Millions $940,000,000 prize. The Powerball is also reaching nearly $300,000,000.
This makes the fourth-largest Mega Millions jackpot ever recorded and the sixth largest in U.S. history.
People like Faith Ourso, who purchased a Mega Millions ticket say, “I’ve heard it’s high, that’s why I decided to take a chance.”
Ourso says if she is a winner she would give it to “numerous charities” adding that she would buy a mansion and travel.
Another potential Mega Millions winner, Chris Jenkins, says he would help his family and the animals while purchasing his ticket at Benny Car Wash in Baton Rouge.
“I intend to build an animal rescue, refuge, something comparable to the museum in Folsom,” says Jenkins.
Drawings for Powerball are held at 9:59 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Lottery sales stop approximately 1 hour prior to the draw time.
Louisiana Mega Millions drawings are held every Tuesday and Friday at 10 p.m. Ticket sales stop at 9 p.m. on drawing days.
The latest Mega Millions numbers are announced every Tuesday and Friday night, and you can see the results here.
To view the winning numbers for the Powerball, view here.