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Albany-   Melissa Williams prints out a lot of tickets on a day like this. A day when the jackpot is $205 million.

"When it's that big amount, they come just for that to play the lotto," Williams said.

She knows from experience it will be busier Friday night.  "They have a line this evening."

Because the chance at more than $200 million is enough to tempt anybody to spend a few bucks.

"Just when it's a couple of hundred million out there, I think I'll go for it," said Bob Callaway of Atlanta.

Callaway bought his a few days ago and he took home ten. "I think that it might increase my odds of winning," he said laughing.

When it comes to picking the numbers, everyone has their own system. "Daughters birthday, grandson's birthday and the last two quick pick," said Melody West, of Albany, after she bought five tickets.

But when it comes to how people would spend the money, it's family that comes to mind.

"I have three children and seven grandchildren and I'd like to leave something for them," Callaway said.

"Just take care of me and my family with it and do whatever else I can do with it," said Derrick Williams, of Albany, who bought one ticket.

So Woodall's will keep selling tickets until the last second to everyone except Melissa. "No I don't buy a ticket," she said.

But everyone's hoping she'll sell them a winning one.

posted by brannon.stewart@walb.com