Update: Friday Mega Millions Jackpot Worth $500 Million

By: The Associated Press / WOWT Email
By: The Associated Press / WOWT Email

Posted March 28, 2012

No one picked the six correct numbers in the latest multi-state Mega Millions lottery game, sending the jackpot to an estimated $500 million for Friday's drawing. It's $341 million if you win and choose the cash option.

The multi-state Mega Millions game has not had a jackpot winner since January 27th.

In Tuesday night's game, 47 players came close, matching five of the six winning numbers. Each of those tickets is worth at least $250,000. The winning numbers Tuesday night were 9, 19, 34, 44 and 51. The Mega Ball was 24.

Posted March 27, 2012

It's getting closer to the time when someone may strike it rich.
The Mega Millions jackpot is now at $363 million dollars after no winner on Friday.

People were out and about buying tickets Tuesday hoping to purchase the winning lottery ticket. There have been 17 consecutive drawings since January without a winner.

Richard Weathers is hoping he'll have the winning numbers.

“I mean the odds are astronomical, but I mean you can only dream. It gives you a night to dream about going away to islands or owning your own island.”

If there's a winner Tuesday night, it would be the third largest jackpot in Mega Millions history.

Drawings happen Tuesday and Friday at 10:00p.m.

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