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Published December 17, 2013, 08:52 PM

Millions have their head in the clouds hoping to win Mega Millions

We are just moments away from Tuesday's record-breaking Mega Millions drawing. And if you've noticed a lot of people walking around with their head in the clouds, doing a little daydreaming, there's a good reason, or rather 630 million reasons.

By: Josh Rosenthal, WDAZ

We are just moments away from Tuesday's record-breaking Mega Millions drawing. And if you've noticed a lot of people walking around with their head in the clouds, doing a little daydreaming, there's a good reason, or rather 630 million reasons.

It's been a busy day for Dorothy Sangster.

Dorothy: "Oh it's been hectic out here."

She's the one selling all of the gas station's lottery tickets. She even sold on customer 200 of them.

Dorothy: "200 tickets, nothing but Mega Millions, one person."

So why is the jackpot so high?

Minnesota State Lottery Executive Director Ed Van says Mega Millions revamped the game in October.

They basically added more ping pong balls to the number drawing.

So the odds of someone winning the jackpot go down, and the jackpots themselves go up.

Ed Van: "The reason is the players don't really get excited until the jackpots get high."

The odds of winning this jackpot are about one in 259 million, put that in perspective. You've probably got better odds of being struck by lighting or maybe dating a supermodel, winning an academy award or becoming an astronaut.

So you may not want to let your hopes get as high as the jackpot, but it doesn't hurt to dream.

Dorothy: "I'd probably just be outside right now handing out some money. Money as people come in. Want me to buy you the store? Come on!"

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