Mega Millions Hits Record-Setting Jackpot Of $500 Million

March 28, 2012 12:00 AM

Mega Millions Hits Record-Setting Jackpot Of $500 Million
" NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – No one won Tuesday night’s Mega Millions jackpot pushing Friday’s top prize to a half billion dollars, the highest in U.S. history.

The winning numbers for Tuesday’s drawing were: 9, 19, 34, 44, 51 and the Mega ball 24. Eleven players in New York and two in New Jersey matched five numbers, but not the Mega ball, earning them $250,000 each.

1010 WINS’ Al Jones reports

Get ready for big lines to buy those lottery tickets in advance of Friday’s next drawing as dreamers plunk down a dollar and a lot more for a shot at winning what is now estimated at a record-shattering $500 million.

As expected, the allure of all that cash is creating quite the buzz.

“I’m going to buy six tickets in different areas,” said millionaire hopeful Efrain Roldan, who is playing his daughter’s birthday numbers. “They say if you buy them in different areas you get lucky.”

The last time Mega Millions was even close to this size was back in 2007. The jackpot then stood at $390 million and it was shared by two winners in Georgia and New Jersey.

“I am going to leave New York "

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