Mega Millions jackpot hopefuls swarm to Idaho

La Tienda in Franklin, Idaho, has seen a dramatic increase in traffic thanks to the Mega Millions jackpot.Store administration said traffic increased so much that it has been attracting the attention of news crews covering the lottery. Hundreds of people from Utah, where lottery tickets aren’t sold, have made the trip across the state border to Idaho to pick up their tickets. Two grand prize winners of the Jan. 4 drawing will split the $380,000,000 jackpot. One of the jackpot tickets was sold in Idaho, the other in Washington. According to the Associated Press, this jackpot prize prize is the fourth largest in U.S. history.The next winning numbers will be drawn on Jan. 7 and will be posted at www.megamillions.com.The Mega Millions website received so much traffic this week that they had to temporarily shut down the page. The current website is much more simple, in order to “provide access to the greatest number of players possible,” according to the website. – rachel@cvdaily.com

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