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Mega Millions jackpot pumps to $425M for Friday's drawing

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After an adjustment in the game, Mega Millions has reached $400 million for its top prize, which is set to be drawn on Dec. 13, 2013. (FOX5) After an adjustment in the game, Mega Millions has reached $400 million for its top prize, which is set to be drawn on Dec. 13, 2013. (FOX5)
WHITE HILLS, AZ (FOX5) -

The allure of a nine-figure payday prompted swift sales at lottery retailers and helped swell a record Mega Millions jackpot Friday to $425 million.

The pot has been growing since Oct. 1, making the jackpot for Friday night's drawing the second-largest jackpot in its history.

The drawing is set for Friday night at 9 p.m. PST, and Nevadans rushed across state lines for tickets Thursday.

"My life would be set. I'd be good. I would have no worries. I'd be taking care of my family," lotto player Kevin Lane said.

Lane and his cousin drove to Arizona Last Stop in White Hills from Las Vegas on Thursday. The hour drive didn't deter them in the least.

The jackpot has rolled over 20 times since October.

"[I'd] pay off my house, may car. I have two kids. They would be set," lotto player Lillian Thomas said.

[I'd] spoil my mom. That would probably be the first thing," Lane said.

"I could do a lot of good with any winnings. It doesn't matter to me if I win a million or a hundred-million, I could use either one," lotto player Robert Silver said.

Arizona Last Stop manager Ernest Duarte said it's not just his quick lines that are a hit, but a few brushes with fortune.

"We have had winners. We've had two $30,000 winners, and last December I sold a $10,000 winner," he said.

If one ticket matches all six numbers, the winner can receive the full jackpot over 30 annual payments or the lump sum option. That would be about $216 million before taxes.

You've got until 7:59 p.m. Friday to purchase a ticket. Remember, Arizona is currently an hour ahead of Nevada, so plan accordingly.

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