**UPDATE: The winning numbers for the Mega Millions lottery are:
46-23-38-4-2 Mega Ball: 23
The Mega Millions jackpot is $640 million!
LAKEWOOD, Ohio --
Somebody could wake up a multimillionaire Saturday morning. According to Mega Millions, Saturday night’s record-breaking $640 million jackpot is the largest ever in the world.
Mega Millions mania was in full swing at the Sapell's Supermarket on West 117th Street in Lakewood.
"It's been absolutely crazy. We have never sold as many Megas as we're selling in the last couple of days. It's really been great," said store owner John Wonkovich.
Even the lottery's Mega Millions balls mascots entertained lottery buyers hours before someone could potentially become a multimillionaire.
Some players believe their chances increase if they pick their own numbers.
"I based them off of my kids' ages, my grandma's birthday, my mother's birthday, her age, my sisters, my brothers and I try to pick off of that, then I'm gonna auto pick a few," said Stewart Mason.
Ruth Adams said this was her first time ever buying a lottery ticket. She said with the potential to win this much money, it's hard to resist.
"I'm not really a lottery player, no. My daughter was over last night, and she said she bought some. So when I walked in, I saw that they had the lottery tickets here; I thought, 'Hmmm, I'll buy a ticket,' " she said.
"We're seeing a little bit of everything: office pools, factory pools, new people that have never played that we have to help with the lottery filling out the cards," said Wonkovich.
It sounds impossible to spend $640 million, but lottery buyers say they would certainly try.
"Oh my God, I'd go in hiding to start off with ... I have no idea, I'd probably buy a big yacht," said one ticket-buyer.
"I would buy a whole bunch of stuff: cars, a mansion for my family," said Brittany Bonner.
"I'd take care of the relatives just so that they don't come knocking on the door begging, so I can get them out of the way, and then I'd just have fun, me in Vegas," said Mike Huter.
Ohio lottery officials say since noon Friday, tickets were selling at a rate of more than one million dollars worth an hour across the state.
Anyone who matches all six numbers can choose either 26 annual payments of $24.6 million or a lump sum payment of $462 million.
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