Mega Millions winning numbers are out

POSTED: 11:52 PM Dec 17 2013   UPDATED: 12:00 AM Dec 18 2013
NEW BERN, CRAVEN COUNTY -

Mega Millions players are crossing their fingers in the hopes they picked the winning ticket for Tuesday night's drawing.

The winning jackpot is worth 636 million dollars and people all across Eastern North Carolina have been shopping around town in the hopes of getting that lucky ticket.

Lottery officials say this is the second largest jackpot in US history.

NewsChannel 12 went out to capture people's excitement about the chance to win millions.

"I can't even wrap my brain around that," said Melanie Mills. "That's a lot of money."

We asked people how they chose their numbers.

"I choose people's birthdays, ages, anniversaries just stuff like that," said Jody Wilkerson before buying her ticket.

Other people we spoke with turned to their lottery rituals.

"I always buy ten," said Bill Adkins. "Ten seems like a good number to me."

The lucky lottery numbers are 8, 20, 14, 17, 39 and Megaball number 7.