U.S. gets lottery fever as jackpots rise to $2.2 billion

U.S. gets lottery fever as jackpots rise to $  2.2 billionGregory Baron, 24, and Ben Nelson, 27, on Monday were eagerly purchasing $ 2 tickets for the Mega Millions jackpot in hopes of winning the record-setting $ 1.6 billion prize and becoming among the richest people in the world. “I would incorporate myself as a business and become my own company,” Baron said inside the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan, adding that he would also pay off his student loans and parents’ mortgage and donate to charities if he wins. The Mega Millions website briefly crashed on Monday ahead of the drawing due to a surge in visitors, said a spokeswoman for the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency, which administers the website.

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