PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Imagine getting your hands on $363 million.

Many people are picturing it because that is the current Mega Millions jackpot up for grabs.

It is the third largest jackpot in the history of the game and it was all the buzz at the Waterworks Giant Eagle.

“I’m Irish all the way, so maybe the luck of the Irish will win it for me,” Regis Mahoney said.

The odds of winning are 1 in about 176 million, but that was not stopping shoppers as tickets went fast.

Everyone in line wants to take home the big bucks. Some said they don’t remember a jackpot being so high.

While many players spent just $1 on a ticket, others dished out a lot more. One group KDKA-TV’s Sarah Arbogast observed purchased $145 worth.

If they win, the money will be divided among 29 co-workers.

Of course, the big question is what would you do with the winnings?

“We’re planning a big cruise next year and this will be great to win something like this. There is about 10 of us going and it would be wonderful to win something like this. I’ve never really played [Mega Millions] and the first time always wins,” Susan Meyer said.

“I don’t know what I would buy. I would use it mainly to help out other people and I would use it to help my career/ I would love to produce and direct a movie,” Mahoney said.

If you haven’t purchased your ticket yet, you still have until about 10 p.m. to do so.

If there is no winner in tonight’s drawing, then the jackpot will grow even larger for Friday’s drawing.


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