$290 Mega Millions jackpot has folks talking — and buying tickets

Posted at 12:35 AM, Mar 24, 2012
and last updated 2012-03-24 00:36:39-04

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) - The jackpot for Friday's Mega Millions drawing is $290 million.

The Virginia Lottery's John Hagerty said that number, once considered very high, is not getting quite the amount of media attention it used to. That's because larger jackpots are becoming more common.

Still, the $290 millions has folks in Central Virginia buzzing -- and buying tickets.

Check out Greg McQuade's full report in the above video player.