Mega Millions Lottery Up To A Record $476 Million


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The Mega Millions jackpot has reached nearly a half a billion dollars after yet another drawing goes by without a winner. Last nights jackpot was for $363 million, and while no one won the lottery, 47 people matched 5 numbers without the Mega Ball and this is worth $250,000. 245 people matched 4 numbers and the Mega Ball which is worth $10,000. The winning numbers last night were: 9, 19, 34, 44 and 51. The Mega Ball was 24.

The new jackpot is a record $476 million that has an estimated cash payout of $341 million before taxes. The drawing for this prize takes place on friday March 30, 2012. The odds for winning this prize are 1 in 175,711,536

Colbert thought he had won last night:

Just bought a Mega Millions ticket at the deli. I'm pretty sure I'm gonna win, so I also bought 363 million bucks worth of yogurt.(image) 10 hours ago via SocialOomph ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Everyone is getting in on it, here is Hoda Kotb from Good Morning America:

good am! nothing like waking up on winesday and realizing the mega millions lottery is 476 million dollars... hello #gottabuyaticket(image) 4 hours ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Get your Mega-Millions ticket before Friday night! Jackpot is now $476 MILLION! (Cash payout $341 mill.)(image) 3 minutes ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto