Mega Millions jackpot hits a half-billion dollars

Posted at 12:28 PM, Mar 28, 2012
and last updated 2012-03-28 12:57:05-04

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – No one matched all six numbers in Tuesday night’s Mega Millions drawing. The estimated jackpot has grown to $500,000,000.

That is the largest Mega Millions jackpot ever, according to a press release from the Virginia Lottery. The previous record was $390 million, set back in March 2007.

Tuesday’s winning numbers were:

9-19-34-44-51 and the Mega Ball number was 24.

One ticket, purchased in Frederick County, matched all the numbers, but the Mega Ball. That ticket is worth $250,000. The Virginia Lottery said more than 148,000 Mega Millions tickets bought in Virginia won prizes.

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