Mega Millions Tops $312M

Jackpot Soars After Robust Ticket Sales

By John Wist
|  Friday, Mar 25, 2011  |  Updated 8:45 AM EDT
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Mega Millions Tops $312M

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Mega bucks are up for grabs Tuesday night.

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Just a little more than two months ago, two people won $380 million in a Mega Millions drawing. The winnings were just $10 million short of the U.S. record.

Of course, it was kind of a drag that you weren't one of those winners. But now you have another chance to win a growing Mega Millions jackpot.

Tonight’s jackpot is looking even better now, after last night's robust ticket sales pushed the total even higher. Heavy sales in 42 states and the District prompted the jackpot to bump up from $304 million to $312 million overnight.

But think about this! You have not just one, but two chances to become a millionaire. Powerball’s jackpot has risen to $125 million. Those numbers will be drawn on Saturday. The Mega Millions drawing is tonight.

Better start planning what you'll do with all that money.

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