Mega Mania In WNY

March 30, 2012 Updated Mar 30, 2012 at 11:42 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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March 30, 2012 Updated Mar 30, 2012 at 11:42 PM EDT

Buffalo, N.Y. (WKBW) - At the Sunoco Station on Bailey Avenue in Buffalo, people are lining up to get their hands on the winning ticket.

"I'm planning to send you all at Channel 7 a post card from Cancun Mexico, if I win," lottery player Thomas Johnson said.

Johnson is hoping to win the Mega Millions Jackpot, but this is not an ordinary lottery game. The pot was up to $640 million dollars Friday night after 18 straight weeks with no winner, and this has some people dreaming big.

"I might just go crazy and buy Darien Lake or something," lottery player Greg Jones said.

Daymond Colbert has another idea.

"I would buy me a coffee shop," Colbert said.

Leroy Boone said he's going for the good life.

"I'm paying all my bills and living the old man, rich man life," Boone said.

Robert Nebrich said it's a lot of money.

"I don't know what I would do with that much money. I can maybe do two million. That's a lot of money. Yes, I'll take it, though. I'll pay the taxes and run," Nebrich said

Exactly how much is a half a billion dollars? It's enough to buy an expensive Ferrari, 1600 of them. The chances of winning are just one in 176 million. This statistic has not dampened anyone spirits in here in Buffalo.

"I'm buying everybody everything, gold chains everything. I just can't wait to win, I'm so happy," Jones said.

They say confidence is key.

"This is the ticket everybody else could stop buying," Boone said.

Colbert plans to get another interview with Channel 7 when he wins.

"I'm in and I'm going to win...we'll see each other next week with the winning ticket in my hand," Colbert said.

The drawing took place Friday night. The numbers selected are:
46 - 23 - 38 - 4 - 2 - mega ball number 23.