According to Joe Chahayed, he feels like he is throwing a party every day as the Mega Millions draws near.
Owner of Joe's Service Center in Altadena is Chahayed, 75.
where a $2.04 billion Powerball ticket was bought two months ago
When Chahayed arrived on Wednesday at 6 a.m., he noticed a line of people waiting there.
Joe's claimed to have sold 7,500 Mega Millions tickets on January 11.
On Friday the 13th, when lottery officials have announced that the anticipated jackpot is $1.35 billion, he predicts that sales would rise.
If awarded, it would be the second-largest prize in Mega Millions history.
A $502 million Mega Millions jackpot was won on October 14. In that drawing, there were winners from Florida and California.
He said, "People come to my store because it's lucky." Likewise, success to everyone.