Officials at the Tallahassee, Fla. drawing site are not the only ones keeping a close eye on things. There are cameras everywhere, which are monitored outside Des Moines, Iowa, at the Multi-State Lottery Association headquarters.
Before the drawing on a night with a big payout, host Sam Arlen said he feels the pressure. "It's the first opportunity America gets to see the winning numbers. That's one of the coolest things about what I do. It's not in the paper the next day. ... It's not on the evening news. ... It's the first shot for many people. ... This is where you get to see if your two dollars just paid off really big."