Big Mega Millions numbers mean big participation in Michiana

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Lines at convenience stores were several deep throughout Friday, as people got their hands on Mega Millions tickets.

This is the fourth time in the game's history that the jackpot is more than $500 million.

Naturally, everyone has his or her own strategy for picking numbers, whether it's random or choosing numbers that mean something to them.

"I play my kid's birthdays, because my daughter always wins her birthday on the Mega Play, so 10, hopefully, it comes in," Mega Millions player Danny Ford said. "She doesn't let me down."