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Millionaire hopefuls buy lotto tickets at winning store

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Tonight's $425 million Powerball Jackpot drawing is the third highest in the game's history, but the odds of you hitting the jackpot are terrible. In fact, you have a 1 in 176,000,000 chance of hitting the jackpot, but some people in Myrtle Beach like their chances more than others.

The Express Mart on Kings HWY near the airport is the only store in Myrtle Beach to have sold a winning Powerball ticket worth at least $1 million, according to State Lottery officials.  That ticket was actually worth $2 million.

"A lady came in here she just got some gas and had some extra change and said give me a ticket and she hit it," Said Michael Anderson.

He stopped by the convenience store to buy his tickets today, something he rarely does.

"Maybe once a month I wait till it gets close to a 100 million before I get invested in it," added Anderson.

Director of Shoreline Behavioral Health Services John Coffin said when the jackpot gets this high, many people just cannot help but buy a ticket.

"They just want to be in just in case," added Coffin. "It's sort of that belief where miracles might happen and one might happen to you but that's a little different than the pathological problem."

Coffin said as numbers keep growing in terms of the size of the jackpot, more people could look to cash in even though your odds of winning something might be better with a smaller pot.

"They do it for the dollar amount and the funny part about that is the odds are the same you're still very unlikely to win it," added Coffin.

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