Kicking off with the eighth largest jackpot in the history of mega millions - an estimated 425 million dollars.
It is the fifth time mega millions has ever been drawn on the first day of a new year.
47abc's camila fernandez went out this morning - to speak with locals who are putting their luck to the test.
She is standing by live and has more on why this jackpot is so historic.
Well - i just tested out my own luck - and bought a ticket for the mega millions.
The mega millions jackpot is worth an estimated 425 million dollars - and it was only won once on new year's day back in 2008.
And folks tell me - there are several ways they'd spend millions of dollars.
Track 1 on tuesday - thousands of people on delmarva - will be making there way to a local gas station - to test out their luck - purchasing a mega millions ticket.
Natural sound of ticket machine there's been a big increase in the amount of people playing it.
Big increase, compared to our everyday.
Track 2 with just a fill in a bubble - locals are looking to cash in on the ultimate prize - an estimated 425 million dollars.
It is the fifth time mega millions has been drawn on the first day of a new year.
It would be for world peace, reduce conflict overseas.
I think we've got too many conflicts going on and i think they need some support and also for the environment.
Buttsot if i won the prize my wife and i love to travel so i would definitely go to canada.
I would like to go to australia, i'd like to go to new zealand, i'd like to go to china, i'd like to go europe.
19:11:08 i'd like to go spain, italy, all through there.
Track 3 the shore shop store manager at bethany beach tells 47abc - people flocked to the gas station this morning - with hopes to score the big prize.
I'm not used to seeing them this big.
It's not a very common occurrence.
Buttsot a lot of them are coming in asking if we sell them, ask what the prize is up to, and they're buying a lot more tickets than what i usually sell.
19:01:59 they'll buy a two dollar ticket, usually i'm selling 100 to 200 worth at a time.
Track 4 we asked a couple of people what they would do with so much cash.
Some said they would use it to help pay off loans and to support their loved ones.
I would definitely help my children.
Help them to pay off their debts and get them on their feet.
19:12:29 especially after the holidays.
19:12:31 and i have grandchildren as well and my daughter is getting married this year and that's another investment i want to be involved with as well.
In order to purchase a mega millions ticket - like this one - all you have to do is stop by your nearest gas station.
The drawing will be tonight at 11 pm.
A chance at a new life may only cost you two dollars.
Reporting in salisbury - camila fernandez, 47 abc thanks camila.
That was 47abc's camila fernandez - live