WOODBURY - Tonight's new Mega Millions jackpot is an estimated $242 million.

Many people who say they normally wouldn't purchase a ticket have come out, drawn by the chance to win a massive fortune.

Some out buying a ticket say that if they win they'd spend the money on things from diamond rings to sports cars, and possibly donating some of the winnings to charity.

The drawing is set to take place tonight at 11 p.m.

Last year, a Miller Place couple took home $165 million playing Mega Millions.

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