Mega Millions Jackpot: Close To Half A Billion

Amanda CrumLife

Mega Millions, the latest popular lotto game, is certainly living up to its name recently.

The drawing last night, worth $363 million for six numbers, didn’t produce a single winner–although almost 50 people came close with five of the correct numbers. Each of those winners claimed $250,000, which is nothing to sneeze at…but coming so close to that huge jackpot had to sting.

Because no one had all the numbers, the jackpot is now a mind-bending $476 million, which is a new record. The last and biggest jackpot was in 2007 at $390 million, which was won by two players in different states.

With so many people struggling in today’s economy–and gas prices steadily climbing–it’s not hard to see why so many people are taking their chances at the lotto. Even though the odds of winning are staggering, the dream of an enormous, almost hard-to-fathom jackpot is too much to pass up.

The winning numbers in last night’s drawing were 9,19, 34, 44 and 51, with a Mega Ball of 24.

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Amanda Crum
Amanda Crum is a writer and artist from Kentucky. She's a fan of Edward Gorey, Hunter S. Thompson, and horror movies. You can follow her on Google:+Amanda Crum