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Topic - Paula Otto
John Johnson has played the same six lottery numbers in every Mega Millions drawing for the past three years.
Wednesday is the last time most people living today will see a repeating day, month and year -- 12/12/12. A mark of luck? Lottery officials seem to think so. Do engaged couples find it appealing? Of course, say wedding planners. Even the universe found a way to mark the occasion with an early-morning meteor shower.
The drawing for the second-largest lottery jackpot of all time is Wednesday night, when it will either irrevocably alter the life of a lucky ticket holder or send the nation into a never-before-seen state of money mania — again.
A $320 million Powerball jackpot is scheduled for Wednesday night, and officials are hoping the multimillion-dollar mania that seized the area earlier this year could turn the drawing into a record-breaking win.
What would you do with $500 million? That's a question millions of people across the country are asking themselves as the clock ticks down to Friday's record-breaking Mega Millions lottery drawing.
And while the adjustment in numbers means the jackpot is more likely to rollover — or to not have a winner — Ms. Otto said the "much smaller prizes are easier to win. That's sort of the trade off."
"Most players understand the jackpot and secondary prize, but most can't quote the other prizes," Ms. Otto said. "We found that they liked the $1 price, so we had to do some others things to influence how the jackpot grows."