What's better than getting rich through hard work, talent, and sacrifice? Winning the lottery, of course. The Mega Millions jackpot is up to a whopping $290 million. Anticipation is running high ahead of Friday's drawing.
Searches on Yahoo! have more than doubled over the past 24 hours. Already, Web interest in "mega millions" is hotter than "The Hunger Games" and "Dancing With the Stars." The $290 million jackpot, which is sure to grow even fatter before the drawing occurs, is the eighth-largest jackpot in the history of the Mega Millions game.
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The Mega Millions lotto is played in 42 states, the District of Columbia, and the Virgin Islands. There are six numbers in total. The first five run from 1 to 56. The sixth number runs from 1 to 46. You gotta match all six.
The odds? Not good. One in more than 175 million.