Mega Millions jackpot up to $168 million

EDISON - If early retirement is on your Christmas list, you may be in luck this year.

Lottery players across New Jersey are buying their Mega Millions lottery tickets in preparation for Friday's massive $168 million Christmas Eve drawing.

No tickets matching all five numbers (8, 11, 12, 31, 32) plus the Mega number (29) were sold in Tuesday night's $145 million drawing.

The largest Mega Millions jackpot ever won was $390 million in March 2007. Winning tickets were sold in New Jersey and Georgia, according to the Mega Millions website.

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