Mega Millions Jackpot Hits World Record $540 Million

SACRAMENTO (CBS) — The Mega Millions jackpot is now at $540 million for Friday’s drawing, a world record for lottery payouts.

The jackpot jumped to a world record $540 million Thursday morning after reaching a U.S. record jackpot on Wednesday of $476 million.

The cash option for the jackpot now stands at $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.

This jackpot has been growing since Jan. 24, when Mega Millions had its last jackpot winner.

The jackpot has now rolled 18 times without a winner. The odds of winning the jackpot are approximately 1 in 176 million.

  • dorfeinhofer

    these games are proof of selfish nature of people they think their all going to get something for nothing . suppose the proseeds went to charities to help people and only ten percent was actualy won you would not see a million dollar jackpot proofing people are fools

    • dorfeinhofer

      You could use the money to go back to school. Learn punctuation and how to spell.

    • CDP

      If you are going to call anyone a fool, you should be literate in doing so. Grammar and spelling holds a lot of legitimacy if you are claiming to be either more intelligent or understanding than anyone else. If you are wondering what you did wrong, here are your mistakes:

      Proofing should be “proving.”
      The use of prepositions, commas, and periods is usually appreciated and required in proper writing.
      Their should be “they’re.”
      Proseeds should be “proceeds.”
      Actually* has two “L’s”

      People in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.

  • Heidi Stamps

    Re: the Jackpot. Of course my immediate family would benefit, as well as extended family, but I would also help surrounding communities. With that much money, I could help on a global level. And would.

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