Mega Millions jackpot swells to record $640 million

MILWAUKEE -- The world's largest lottery jackpot is up for grabs Friday, March 30th. That's when the winning numbers for the Mega Millions lottery will be drawn. The estimated jackpot keeps going up and now stands at $640 million. That's gives you a $462 million cash option!

The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are 1 in 175,711,536. Those are astounding odds. In fact, you have a better shot at dating a super model -- or getting struck by lightning, TWICE!

If you match five numbers without the Mega ball, your odds improve to 1 in 3,904,701 for a $250,000 prize. There’s a 1 in 75 chance of winning a $2 prize by matching only the Mega ball.

Mega Millions is offered in 42 states, plus the District of Columbia and the U. S. Virgin Islands; a total of 44 jurisdictions. Each play costs $1.

The Mega Millions drawing will be held at 10 p.m. Friday, March 30th.