Mega Millions made a change in October which gives players more numbers to choose from and it also makes it harder to hit the jackpot.
"The cold weather hasn't stopped those wanting to buy lottery tickets", said Corby Mead, manager of the Stogie's Discount Tobacco & Beer Downtown Store at 17 Washington Ave.in Huntington.
The cash option for Tuesday's Mega Millions jackpot is $225.9 million.
Classic Lotto's jackpot has increased to a relatively modest $26.3 million after no tickets matched Monday's winning numbers of 13-16-22-28-39-45 Kicker 118639.
Mega Millions rolled over to a $343 million jackpot after no one had a winning ticket Friday night, though one Florida lottery player matched five numbers to collect a $1 million prize.
Of course, they remain two separate lotteries, and the odds of winning either, let alone both, are astronomically stacked against ticket buyers. With slightly better odds than the Powerball game, it's rare that months pass without someone winning a Mega Millions jackpot.
Tickets for each game are $2. Just behind that is the $648 million jackpot split by two winners on December 17, 2013.
Classic Lotto draws at 7:05 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. The drawing for Powerball is Wednesday night.