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CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (CBS 2/FOX 28) -- Your chances of being struck by lightning in your lifetime are about 1 one 10 thousand, but what about twice?
The Edgewood Road Hyvee has felt the electricity that comes with a major jackpot win once before.
Iowa never wins these big jackpots, but for it to come from our store that's pretty remarkable, said KC Lyons with Hyvee
Back in 2012 it was the Quaker Oats employees, who split the $241 million dollar ticket bought here.
Residents stood in line tonight hoping for a repeat.
Yes I think lightning can strike twice, whether or not it'll do it tonight you never know, one customer said.
It seems however there were electric concerns of another kind. With several customers waiting to buy a ticket, the machine here decided it had enough and crashed, leaving customers waiting patiently for their shot.
Ricky Gill was among those people waiting for million dollar opportunity.
I hope it starts soon, Gill said.
As she waited for the machine to get itself together, the first time lotto player was already plotting travel destinations.
Hawaii, Europe, India, Gill said.
Her perseverance eventually paid off. The machine refused to budge, however the store had one ticket that was printed by accident, which Gill bought.
2, 6, 10, 18, 22 and mega ball 8, Gill said. I don't know who chose these numbers, but let's hope for the best.
The odds of winning tonight's jackpot are 1 in 259 million. Just for comparison, you have a better chance of dying from a bee-sting, being attacked by a shark, and of course, being struck by lightning.