RHINELANDER - If someone wins the Mega Millions jackpot on Friday, they would get a number much closer to a billion.
The prize would be one of the biggest lottery wins in history. As of Wednesday night, it sat at $900 million.
When the lottery jackpot is high people go out and buy tickets.
Nancy Coller, who was filling her car at the Holiday gas station in Rheinlander said she usually doesn't buy tickets.
"No, not all the time. When it starts getting high then I get interested," Coller said.
Coller is just one of many people at Holiday who only buys lottery tickets when the jackpot is high.
"I'm going to buy one or two of those take a chance," Coller said.
"I'm not a big lottery player but eight hundred million that's hard to pass up though," William Nosek, who also bought Mega Millions tickets at Holiday, said.
Not everyone playing the lottery Wednesday had quite the same faith that they will win.
"Someone had to win it. Maybe me," Coller said.
"You get struck by lightning easier than to win that, I think," Hazel Quist, another Holiday customer said.
There are, however, many different methods people in Rhinelander use to try and win that prize. Two people said it's not just about how many tickets you buy, but about where you buy them.
" I feel like people that sell the tickets, they know where they are going to make the most money," said Killian Bershite.
Bershite shopped at Holiday Wednesday but didn't buy a lottery ticket today because he believes Rhinelander is too small of a town and that the companies make sure winners are chosen in big cities.