Lottery fever spreads in anticipation of $1.6B Mega Millions jackpot

ROSELAND, Ind. (WNDU) Lottery fever continues to spread across Michiana in anticipation of Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing.

The Mega Millions jackpot is currently at a record $1.6 billion.

Meanwhile, the Powerball jackpot has also climbed to an estimated $620 million for Wednesday night's drawing, making it the fifth-largest jackpot in U.S. history.

With the lottery jackpots being so high, convenience store owners say people are buying tickets left and right.

"Normally, we'll hit $1,000 a day, but we're hitting sometimes $5,000 a day in lottery purchases, both for the Powerball and the Mega Millions. And scratch-offs are up also," says Bill Stoler, owner of Phillips 66 in Roseland.

WNDU is your official home for Mega Millions, Powerball and Hoosier Lotto.

Watch the Mega Millions drawing live Tuesday night on NewsCenter 16 at 11.