Idahoans Try For Half-Billion Dollar Mega-Millions Lottery
What would yo
u do if you suddenly had nearly a half-billion dollars to spend? A new house? A yacht? Maybe your own town? It's almost unimaginable. There was no winner in the latest multi-state Mega Millions lottery game, sending the jackpot to a record $476 million for the Friday drawing. Tuesday night's jackpot was no slouch at $363 million, fed by weeks of drawings without a top winner. The previous record jackpot in the Mega Millions game was $390 million in 2007, split by two winners in New Jersey and Georgia. In Tuesday night's game 47 players came very close by matching 5 of the 6 winning numbers. each of those tickets is worth at least $250,000. None of those tickets sold in Idaho. Mega Millions is played in more than 40 other states.