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♪ don't you ask me for just one more kiss don't you see how weak i get ♪ ♪ when i could grant your wish so oh oh ♪ ♪ hold so tight i break your hand fall from the saints to be your woman ♪ ♪ talk till the day to beg a chance bury my name under the sand no you can't ♪ ♪ don't you ask me for just one more kiss don't you see how weak i get ♪ ♪ when i can grant your wish so oh oh ♪
don't tell me what to say ♪ ♪ and please when i go out with you don't put me on display cause ♪ ♪ you don't own me don't try to change me in any way ♪ tonight on "nightline" -- there is a winner tonight with $636 million at stake, but who is it? we explore america's obsession with striking it rich. >> this is the one! >> they're back. the star-studded cast of
"anchorman 2." >> wow, right on the lens. >> for possibly their classiest interview ever. it is a free-for-all. we join them behind the scenes for a nostalgic look at their fun times together. >> there were some days that were pure hell. >> why do you keep pointing -- >> and love song. ♪ who you love who you love >> katy perry and john mayer back together again. this time not just rumored but real. >> yeah, we don't know what kind of body language we are supposed to be exhibiting. >> we explore the public's passion for pop stars in love!
good evening. a $600 million-plus jackpot and there is a winner. that's right, accord to lottery officials, at least one winni ticket tonight purchased at jennifer's gift shop in san jose, california. and there could be more. mega millions mania it seems has taken over the country with the odd of winning almost as small as the jackpot is big. we keep buying. why? well, perhaps because it is always a chance though some times it turns out winning can be losing. here is abc's lindsay davis. >> reporter: from florida to texas. >> i might become the winner. the next millionaire. >> reporter: to illinois. >> one ticket. and your lucky day. >> reporter: to california. >> right. >> reporter: to new jersey. >> good luck. >> yeah, all the time. >> reporter: sea to shining sea. mega millions united the countrien ape mcountry en -- country in a mad scramble
for tickets. everyone hoping for a chris miracle. its peak today half a million tickets sold per minute driving the prize to at least $636 million. lyi lying -- leading up to tonight's drawing. what can all the money buy? nba team, world champion miami heat, or a hawaiian island like the one bought by oracle ceo larry ellison, or a trip into space, on the soyuz rocket with ten of your closest friends. similarly, the odd are astronomical. one in 258 million. you would be more likely to be hit by an asteroid. still, people keep buying. because after all, eventually, somebody's bound to win. just ask retired police officer, steven ontell. $1 million lottery man. who has beaten the odd before.
>> when this lottery started years age i felt i would be lucky in it. >> reporter: he has won three times. for people who want to believe there is a see if yens cience t lucky what would you say? >> it's all luck. faith and luck. >> what are the keys to success? >> walk up to the machine. let the machine pick it. >> reporter: does it bother you, you are lucky lottery guy in town. coming up rubbing you. old friend. they know you around town. people see you as lucky lottery guy. >> doesn't bother me. as long as they don't ask for money. >> reporter: there have been 21 straight drawings since the last winner this after mega millions increased winning combinations. thus, decreasing the likelihood of a winning ticket. somebody will win. you probably won't. almost certainly won't. >> reporter: all the riches don't always bring happiness. most of the time they don't even last. a surprising 70% of people who
receive a went fall like the lottery end up losing it within a few years. >> how would you like the embarrassment of having won $300 million, and then blowing it all? that would be an absolute disaster. >> reporter: and losing their riches is only one bad outcome for lottery winners. a chicago man who won $1 million, was later poisoned with cyanide. his murder still unsolved. a detroit woman continued to collect $200 a month in state aid after hitting $1 million jackpot. she said she needed the money. she later died of a drug overdose. then there was abraham shakespeare, won $30 million in florida in 2006 and was found murdered three years later. a woman who had befriended him is currently serving a life sentence. >> instant wealth, well pub li sized will make you a target for predators of some sort.
if you are not, you are lucky. >> reporter: some of the damag is merely financial. terry dill won $3.7 million in the california state lottery but lost his entire fortune in a bad business deal. as seen on tlc series "the lottery changed my life." >> i was overwhelmed that. this still all could be mine. but it's not. >> he lost $1.8 m. over 2/3 of his fortune. >> at that point things started going downhill real fast. >> america loves to watch people go down the drain. don't be one. if you ever get this much money. by all means, don't, become one of the statistics. >> thank you. have of a good day. >> reporter: a man in calgary, canada took a different approach to a wind fall. tom crist is giving the $40 million prize to schar tee. a -- charity. >> i have been fortunate to have
a good living and look out for my kids. i really don't need the money. >> reporter: not everyone can afford to give away their golden ticket. with millions willing to take a chance at striking it rich. even a man who is already won big, three times. >> now, when on won the million dollars. i val dated it. i didn't need to call my family first. i called my financial adviser, john up. i told him i within a million dollars. he said, again. >> reporter: for "nightline," i'm lend sindsay davis. >> he has been here, there, and everywhere. now everyone's favorite anchorman is back. we are going behind the scenes of the new movie. >> announcer: abc news, "nightline," brought to you by vw. awarded j.d. power's most appealing midsize car, two years in a row.
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when will farrell first shopped around his idea for a movie "anchorman" a decade or so ago he wasn't yet a household name. and multiple studios turned it down. a movie about the snooze of course we now know how that turned out. the bumbling womanizing and somehow totally lovable character, ron burgundy is a cult icon. it was fan pressure and farrell's own enthusiasm that got paramount to bring the now a list cast back for more. abc's nick watt got a look at the sequel behind the scenes. >> i'll take the job.
and i swear i will be number one again. >> ron burgundy is back, older, definitely not wiser. >> quickness. huh? ♪ itf you like ♪ >> he is back by public demand. that is going to make one hell of a story. >> reporter: in a movie that glorifies the long quality hair and belittles my profession. >> wow, right on the lens. >> reporter: i don't really have anything else to say to you people. >> come on. come on. >> what did we do? >> i feel look i need a new job. >> our movie dismantled the way you look at your profession? you should go in the peace corps maybe. awe off it is mo >> reporter: it is mocking. >> i have seen. you were offended. >> then we have done our job, very, very pleased. >> i don't have any legs, ron.
>> reporter: it is 1980, burgundy, armed with news instinct all. trying to figure out how to make the news less boring. >> reporter: is shaping this nacient 24-hour medium. i met the cast in thetheater wh reading for charity the first anchorman script. >> 30 second. >> you are on. >> i am on right now? >> i don't believe you. >> reporter: yes, burgundy attained this status. the goliath, a quotable titan. >> you are a smelly pirate hooker. >> in a glass case of emotion. >> to a series of commercials for dogs. only the one with the guts to tell you. increakrecrease sales. >> comfortably, fits two turkey sand wachs, or 70 packs of gum. >> in 2004,
predicted, anchorman made a little less and a lot less than 50 first dates. awe off the first one wasn't such a huge hit. they weren't chomping at the bit to make a different once. >> we had a different awareness that's out there. wept have been clocking, how much of a cult thing this has become. >> people had heard we were going to do it. then it was dead. they sort of started protesting that idea. paramount went, a lot of people do want to see these people again. >> what about the time you dared him to drink the woolite. >> they're all kind of dumb. they're idiots. they're likable it yoldiots, ri? >> anchorman, ron burgundy. >> promotion is anything than weep have seen before. and farrell in character, ku
curling in win peg. >> boughtful hill country. >> have had a lot of success. you have didn't all without a mustache. >> reporter: it is funny, because we have all seen guys on tv who are a little bit burgundy. >> you know i do know a colleague, a tv reporter who does invite people to his house to watch vhs tapes of his old stories. >> really, what is his name? >> not going to tell you. >> you should say it. it it will never get back to him. >> mort crim in a documentary, farrell happened to catch about the trailblazing female anchor, jessica savage. >> mort c ricrim did not want t share the spotlight especially with a 25-year-old woman. >> i was a typical, traditional, 1972, male chauvinist anchor.
he was awful off to this woman. very qualified. >> just want you to know if ron does not show up. i am ready how to go on. >> farrell and the writer, with some of the giants of local news. among them. man out of san diego. >> he told us about doing a newscast where the director was over at the local watering hole and directed the newscast on the phone while he drank scotch. the best newscast they have done in a while. heave watched it. over the phone heap sai said, t camera one. take camera one. the jazz flute. >> just adam and i sitting around. i wonder if we should play jazz flute. and definitely should. what will we put it in? we'll figure it out. >> reporter: my only criticism of the second movie, farrell does not as he has often done before in his work. >> just going to grab the shirt
if you don't mind. just watch out for the guns. >> reporter: appear shirtless. >> looking is free. touching is going to cost you something. >> i don't have to take my shirt off in every movie. not a contractual thing. >> reporter: i thought you enjoyed it. the people enjoy it. yeah. yeah. just by the mere thakt thfact t brought it up. >> don't mess me with, this white thunder rolls deep and nasty. >> the process of making the movies was part script, part improv. >> free-for-all. a free-for-all. anything goes. >> really. >> with mckay the director shouting new lines amount the actors through ape bull horn. >> i say mckay's mind has its own gravitational pul l or just his satellites. >> you want more work. >> let me take you in. >> let's break the huddle here. what do you say? >> fun to play somebody kind of expected to be ate buffoon. >> little bit more. >> you can kind of go far in the
direction of being a moron. and people tell you good job. >> reporter: we had a good time. there were some days that were pure hell. i mean. >> why do you keep pointing? >> i know. >> i know. pointing at steve. >> one-on-one. i was pleasant to you. i don't know why your eyes keep darting to me. >> i picked you out as most unpleasant of the group. >> that's right. everybody. >> there as good a human being as you hope they are. that's the truth. >> that its the truth. off awe take that. >> reporter: all right. >> okay. >> reporter: we'll move on. >> i don't know what to. >> he did it again. one little last darting eye shot at me. >> i'm nick watt for "nightline." >> pull yourself together, man. >> in santa monica. >> anchorman, the legend continue thousands, oechepens i
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>> reporter: a loving duet debuted on "good morning america" this morning. ♪ you love who you love >> reporter: the only hint of the turmoil of celebrity romance. >> katy is a superstar for a reason. >> reporter: in real life, katy perry and john mayer may have had their ups and downs, as they told george stephanopoulos today they're emphatically back together. >> the two of you never sat down for a tv interview together. >> we don't know what kind of body language we are supposed to be exhibiting. >> reporter: for two public figures, it's not easy. >> you get too close, too touchy feely. get too far away, they say i don't see chemistry. >> john mayer's music tend to be inclusive and brings people in. katy perry like is a great anthem. and for them to join on a song like this makes a lot of sense. because it is a great time for the two of them. the romance is young. and why not celebrate. >> reporter: there is something
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