Local convenience stores were getting heated as people lined up to pick up a ticket for the growing Mega Millions lottery.

People dropped in to 3 King’s Liquor store on West 190th St. to buy a lucky ticket for the Mega Millions Jackpot that has grown to $454 million. Tickets with each of the five numbers, but the missing mega number were sold on Friday. According to the Mega Millions website, the odd of matching all five numbers and the Mega number is 1 in more than 258 million. And for some ticket buyers today, it was worth it. Tonight’s drawing takes place at 8 p.m., but ticket sales are cut off about 15 minutes prior to the drawing.

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