As lotto jackpot grows, would-be millionaires seek strength in numbers

- As the Mega Millions jackpot grows, one local lottery pool is, too. More than a hundred people have joined in on a pool organized by Rob Starz, the owner of Karma Liquor Store in Spring Hill.

"The frenzy is pretty cool, it's fun," said Starz, who has been busy printing tickets off since the jackpot started to reach stratospheric levels.

The $1.6-billion grand prize has millions across the country hopeful they may become a millionaire overnight.

"You could probably do anything you want," said Edwin Anaya, who joined in on the lottery pool Tuesday morning. 

A $10 minimum gets you in, according to the store owner.

Although the odds of winning are low, lottery hopefuls said there's power in numbers.

"When it's this big, it's hard to not at least throw something in there," said Phillip Undestad.

Tuesday's drawing is at 11 p.m. EST, but stores stop selling tickets at 10 p.m. EST.

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