Mega Millions Jackpot Jumps to $540 Million

March 29, 2012 12:00 AM

Mega Millions Jackpot Jumps to $540 Million
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The countdown is on for a shot to win the biggest jackpot in lottery history!

" The jackpot for Friday’s Mega Millions drawing has increased from $500 million to $540 million based on strong sales.

There’s been no jackpot winner for weeks pushing the prize to this record breaking figure.

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’ John Montone reports from Fort Lee, N.J.

With just one day to go for the drawing, millions are scrambling to buy tickets for their chance to win big "

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