SoCal getting lotto fever as Powerball, Mega Millions jackpots rise

CHINO HILLS, Calif. (KABC) -- There is growing lotto fever in Southern California on Wednesday, as two massive quarter-billion-dollar prizes are up for grabs.

Nobody hit the jackpot in Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing. The prize will climb to somewhere in the area of $306 million for the next drawing, which is set for Friday night.

If you have a Powerball ticket, you still have a chance. At $337 million, Wednesday's Powerball jackpot is even bigger than the Mega Millions.

Between Mega Millions and Powerball, there's a combined $643 million bucks up for grabs this week.

A Chino Hills 7-Eleven store, located at 4092 Chino Hills Parkway, was seeing lotto customers who were hoping to get lucky. The location sold a winning ticket that was part of the $1.5 billion Powerball jackpot in 2016.

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California Lottery officials announced that a couple who purchased one of three tickets that won a share of the nearly $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot has come forward.

Although the big jackpots entice many to play and to follow the trail of luck, not everyone wanted to try beating the odds.

"I don't play. Maybe it's lucky for someone else -- it's just not my thing," one woman said.

The public has until 7 p.m. Wednesday to purchase Powerball tickets for the night's drawing.
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