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.