Mega Millions Jackpot Now Up To $540 Million

BOSTON (CBS) – The Mega Millions jackpot is now at $540 million for Friday’s drawing, a new world record.

The jackpot jumped to $476 million overnight into Wednesday morning after no one won Tuesday night’s drawing.

Those numbers were: 9, 19, 34, 44, 51 and the Mega Ball 24.

That jackpot was $363 million, which means the total prize has increased $177 million in less than 36 hours.

The lump-sum cash option is now up to a record $389 million.

The previous jackpot record was $390 million, for a Mega Millions game in March 2007.  Two winning tickets that year were purchased in Georgia and New Jersey.

The odds of winning a Mega Millions jackpot are 1 in 176 million.


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