Indianapolis—Tickets were in hand.
"I got the winner," Joan James said as she handed over her money for her mega millions tickets hoping she can cash in on the $355 million winnings.
"There is more mega tickets being sold tonight than I've seen in three years," Cleda Wombles said.
At the Dinner Bell Convenience Store on the southwest side, last minute lottery buyers said they wanted in.
"l'd buy me a house, I'd buy my daughter a house. But first I'd go on a cruise," one customer said.
"I've been standing in one spot constantly," Wombles said.
What do customers ponder?
"They wonder 'what am I going do with that money,'" she said.
Colts fans, would you like to buy the team?
You're out of luck. Forbes.com said the franchise is valued at $1 billion. So your $355 million if you won the mega wouldn't do the trick.
Maybe you could work a deal with Jim Irsay and pay the reported $142 million in Colts salaries per year.
Purdue fans, how about a trip to Paris? A plane ticket costs $8,535. You could spring a trip for all 40,000 students in West Lafayette.
You could pay 8,200 high school teachers their salary at a the median of $43,500 a year.
You could buy Tim Durham's mansion on Geist for $5.5 million or another sprawling Geist home for $4.9 million. The two are reportedly the highest priced homes on the market in Indianapolis.
At the Dinner Bell, customers gave a rub to a furry green stuffed frog that sits at the right cashier. It's the store's lucky mascot that belongs to one of the clerks.
Everyone who buys said they were hoping their ticket was the lucky one.