Mega Millions hits $1.2 billion Friday

Anticipate long lines in Century for tickets

Danny Patel of Southern Pit Stop in Century said the store was busy leading up Tuesday’s Mega Millions drawing for $830 million and he expects even larger crowds this week prior to Friday night’s drawing that is estimated to be $1.025 billion.

“You could tell,” Patel said of the crowds. “Everybody was wanting a Mega Millions ticket. Crowds will get bigger before Friday night’s drawing.”

The Mega Millions drawing Friday will be held at 10 p.m. central time, but the sale of tickets will cut off at 9:45. Southern Pit Stop is open from 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. but Patel encourages peo...