Lotto fever invades Century

Thousands arrived for $1.6 billion draw; Powerball at $620 million

The thought of a possible $1.6 billion payout was too much for many people to not take a shot at as literally thousands of Alabama residents flooded into Century Monday and Tuesday to buy a Mega Millions Lottery ticket.

According to Lottery officials, there was one ticket purchased in South Carolina that matched all five numbers and the Mega Ball. The winning numbers were 5, 28, 62, 65 and 70 with the Mega Ball 5. The non-jackpot multiplier was three.

Danny Patel, owner of Southern Pit Stop in Century, said he couldn't keep up the crowd Tuesday as people from Montgomery and beyond traveled to...