Mega Millions Jackpot Grows To $640 Million

March 30, 2012 12:00 AM

Mega Millions Jackpot Grows To $640 Million
" NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – With just hours to go before Friday night’s drawing, the Mega Millions jackpot skyrocketed once again.

The new top prize of $640 million was announced on the Mega Millions website around noon on Friday, jumping $100 million from Thursday.

1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera reports

The massive jackpot seems to have just about everyone daydreaming.

“I’d give away half and then the other half I’d buy a big house in the Hamptons right on the water and I’d buy a place in the Dakota so I can live near the famous people and then I’d get a Mercedez SUV,” said lottery hopeful Robert Jackson.

Lottery hopefuls have been flocking to Lindenhurst where three stores within a mile of each other have all sold winning tickets.

One of the stores, Maulik & Chandni stationary on Montauk Highway, is where 20 Costco employees won a $202 million Powerball jackpot last June.

WCBS 880′s Sophia Hall reports

Owner Mike Patel says it feels great to be known as the lucky store.

“I like it,” he said. “I have always been lucky in my life and I could bring that out to the store.”

Friday morning, Costco worker Tom Flake bought $760 in Mega tickets for a 38-member office pool at Linden Quick Mart in Lindenhurst "

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