The clock is ticking down to the drawing of the Mega Millions Jackpot worth an estimated $330 million.
Residents in the D.C. metro area are scrambling to buy tickets.
"Since 6 o'clock, we started at 6 and already people came in," says Lucy Pah, owner of Tenley Wine and Liquor.
Pah mans a noisy register as customers flood her store.
She's selling ticket after ticket for the Mega Million drawing Tuesday night.
"I'm buying like $2 in Maryland, $2 in D.C., $2 in Virginia," one customer says.
While some customers bank on strategy, others like Michelle Lee, are thinking ahead to the possibilities of a win.
"Actually, I'm gonna put it to good use with a charity and all that stuff, so I have good plans for it," Lee says.
The cash option is a staggering $208.3 million or $12.6 million a year for 26 years.
Dawn Ellis says that's enough to ease her financial burdens for a lifetime.
"Pay off my bills, invest in my kid's college fund, and probably move closer to my parents," Ellis says.
Tickets for the Mega Millions game are $1 a piece.