POST FALLS, Idaho -

With the Mega Millions jackpot reaching a record high of $540 million dollars, thousands of people across the Inland Northwest are shelling out big bucks for a chance to strike it rich.

Jen Gass, a clerk at Ady's Convenience and Car Wash in Post Falls said she sold almost $4,000 dollars worth of lotto tickets on Thursday.

"They come in and they are like 'I want a hundred dollar in Mega Millions' it's crazy," she said

"You get asked to kiss a ticket or blow on it for good luck, people are strange," she said


Jennifer Ralls drove 45 minutes just to buy her ticket at Ady's.

"We heard on the news that this was a lucky place to come, so we're doing some quick picks and playing our own numbers," said Jennifer Ralls.

In the past year, Ady's has sold a two big winning tickets, including one of two winners in the $190 Mega Millions jackpot.

"I hope I'm the next," said Ralls

Ralls said if she won she'd give notice at work, pay off debt, give to charity and then have fun.

"I have no idea what I would do with that kind of money," said Gass.

And, that's why Gass said she sticks to selling the tickets not buying them.

"OK, well but my roommate did come in and buy tickets, so that kinda counts, I'm kinda playing," said Gass.

The Mega Millions drawing is Friday night at 8:00 p.m.

Chance of winning are 1 in 175 million.