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

So will you buy a ticket?  Good luck!