Mega Millions Jackpot Jumps To $640 Million For Tonights Drawing
I was saying WOW yesterday but now I am saying WOW again but backwards! The Mega Millions Jackpot has now jumped up an extra 100 million to a staggering $640 Million Dollars for tonight's drawing.
The Louisiana Lottery is saying it is now the world’s largest jackpot. The cash value of the jackpot, also a world record, is $462 million.
Before the increase, the advertised jackpot was $540 million. This is the first time the jackpot has exceeded $600 million. Tonight’s drawing will be the 19th in the current jackpot run, which was last hit Jan. 24 in Georgia.Friday 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. In Louisiana, sales since Tuesday’s Mega Millions drawing top $2.8 million and are expected to increase before tonight’s drawing at 10 p.m.The previous Mega Millions jackpot record was $390 million, split between two winning tickets in 2007.
The drawing is Tonight, 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.