Michigan lottery players buy over 3 million Mega Millions tickets

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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - Tuesday night's Mega Millions jackpot is the largest it's ever been at $1.6 billion.

Michigan lottery players have already bought more than 3 million tickets.

That's an average of 120,000 tickets every hour.

Holt Fine Wine and Spirits sold a winning $1 million ticket for the Powerball that was drawn Saturday night.

Because of that, staff say they've seen an increase in customers buying Mega Millions tickets.

Shane Cascio says last year, he won $6,000 on a ticket from Holt Fine Wine and Spirits, and he's hoping he'll be lucky again.

"I'd probably travel the world. I used to work on cruise ships so I've done a lot of traveling, but I'd probably travel the world and take my family with me this time," said Cascio.

Players have until 10:45 p.m. Tuesday to buy their tickets.

The cash option for the prize is $904.9 million.