Workers selling Mega Millions tickets said they heard many promises from customers

Posted at 3:37 PM, Oct 23, 2018

The Mega Millions jackpot was a record-breaking $1.6 billion on oct. 23, and people across the country bought tickets in droves.

Those behind the counter selling the lottery tickets say they heard it all from their customers.

“If they win, they’ll buy us a new car or a new house,” said Francine Barela of promises she hears from customers at King Soopers in Denver, Colorado.

Some people even promised to give a million dollars to the person who sold them the ticket.

“You wonder are they really gonna come back? Are they gonna keep their word? But I don't really care whether they do,” Barela said. “Just be nice to know you sold the winning ticket!”

Barela and co-worker Eva Bogue handle hundreds of tickets a day, but they rarely play themselves. That is until the jackpot is record-breaking.

“The jackpots so big that you gotta take your chances with it,” Barela says.

Would they keep their jobs?

Bogue quickly replies, “No.”