COLUMBIA, SC (WACH) - Gas stations all across the Midlands were flooded with lines full of hopeful mega million winners.
No one matched Tuesday night's drawing, which increased the amount of money at stake.
"I knew it would be a chance for me to come in, and get a ticket and win that money," said Denise Patterson.
Two locations ticket purchasers swept through included the Obama gas station in North Columbia, and Murphy's Express in Lexington. In the past, both gas stations have held the winning ticket.
"You can't win if you don't play. I don't play often, so I'm increasing my odds,â?? said Charlotte Prater who purchased more than $90 worth of tickets.
Some chose to have random numbers selected by a machine, while others are hoping luck will run its course.
"I dream a lot," said Joe Felder. "I dreamt them. I went out of the store, and I thought about what I dreamt about. I came back in the store and I played them."
Cars, cruises, and a new house will be on the list of potential things to buy, but Felder says if he wins, he wants to use the money to help as many people as he can.
"I will get my family squared away and help people that I know," said Felder.
The odds of one winning are about one in 176 million, with the winning ticket matching all six numbers drawn.
The drawing will take place at 11:00 pm eastern time tonight.