Mega Millions Jackpot 540 Million U.S. Record Jackpot!

Update: The Mega Millions jackpot is now at $640 Million (and rising), with odds of winning at roughly 1 in 176 Million … but get this … 1 in 3 people think winning the lottery is the ONLY way to be financially secure in life (eeek!).

The multi-state Mega Millions lottery jackpot is now at a unbelievable $540 million dollars. The Louisiana Lottery is saying the prize is largest jackpot offered in North America.Yesterday, the jackpot was at $500 million but has jumped up to $540 million today! The drawing is this Friday March 30th, 2012. Here is the details. The Mega Millions jackpot climbed to a whopping $540 million Thursday, solidifying its position as the world’s largest jackpot. The cash value of the jackpot, also a world record, is $389.8 million.

Thursday morning, the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) that operates the game on behalf of 44 participating lotteries, including the Louisiana Lottery, announced an increase to Mega Millions’ estimated jackpot size based on a surge in sales. Before the increase, the advertised jackpot was $500 million.
The drawing is Friday, March 30 at 10 p.m. Mega Millions tickets must be purchased by 9 p.m. the night of the drawing. Drawings are broadcast live from Atlanta, Ga

Source: Louisiana Lottery