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Gainesville residents catch Mega Millions fever
Abel Madrigal buys a Mega Millions lottery ticket Monday from Yogi Mody at the Dawsonville Highway Texaco Food Mart in Gainesville. The Mega Millions multistate lottery jackpot is more than $600 million and approaching record highs.
Tonight’s Mega Millions drawing is capturing the country’s imagination as the jackpot amount increased this morning from $586 million to an estimated $636 million. Gainesville isn’t immune from Mega Millions aspirations as residents flocked to local stores to buy what they hope is the winning ticket. The current jackpot is the fourth largest in U.S. history and could rise one more time before tonight’s drawing.