A customer buys Mega Millions tickets at the Exxon station at the base of the Key Bridge in Georgetown on Wednesday, hoping that little piece of paper will become hundreds of millions of dollars. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

A customer buys Mega Millions tickets at the Exxon station at the base of the Key Bridge in Georgetown on Wednesday, hoping that little piece of paper will become hundreds of millions of dollars. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)