The Mega Millions jackpot is now $636 million and it could set a new record by Tuesday night's drawing.
It's the second highest Mega Millions prize ever.
Some lottery officials estimate it could surpass the all-time high of $656 million set last year.
New Yorkers were out early buying tickets and hoping to get lucky, even though the odds of winning the jackpot are one in 259 million.
"Spend a little and spread a little. It's the truth, it's the holidays, you gotta be that way. Holiday's are about giving not receiving. I'd like to receive this though," said one New Yorker.
"Plenty of things to do with this kind of money. Most of all take care of a lot of things in this world that's...people don't really look at, like poverty. Donate a lot of the money and spend a great bulk of it, too, and try to take none of it to the grave because you can't sleep on it," said another New Yorker.
"The Lamborghini. Bugati, Bugati. You know I'd have all that. I would have all that driving around, you know?" said a third New Yorker.
The jackpot rolled over after there was no winner in Friday night's $425 million drawing.
Nobody has won the top prize since October 1.