Mega Millions lottery jackpot rockets to record $540 million
March 29th ,2012
the staff of the Ridgewood blog
(Ridgewood -NJ) Strong ticket sales have sent the Mega Millions jackpot to a record-setting $540 million for tomorrow's drawing.
Tuesday's lottery jackpot was hardly meager at $363 million ,weeks have now passed without drawing a top winner. Previous top jackpot in the Mega Millions game was $390 million in 2007, and was split by two winners one in New Jersey and one in Georgia.
In Tuesday night's drawing, 47 players came close, all matching five of the six winning numbers. Each of those tickets is worth at least $250,000.
The winning numbers Tuesday night were: 9, 19, 34, 44 and 51. The Mega Ball was 24.