CHICAGO (CBS) — The mega jackpot for Friday’s Mega Millions lottery game is now up to a record $500 million dollars.
That’s right – half a billion bucks – after yet another rollover Tuesday night. It’s the biggest lottery jackpot ever–anywhere in the world.
“It’s the largest ever,” said Illinois Lottery Director Michael Jones. “This is an amazing thing.”
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Of course, the odds of winning will be as astronomical as the jackpot.
The cash option, for those who dream of having all their winnings at once, would be $359 million.
The winning numbers in Tuesday night’s drawing were: 09-19-34-44-51, and the Mega Ball was 24.
Two Illinois players matched five numbers, and will win $250,000. One ticket was bought in Crest Hill and the other in Pontiac.
The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are about 1 in 176 million. The drawing in Friday.