Mega Millions lottery jackpot jumps to $540 million

Stronger ticket sales have sent the Mega Millions jackpot to a record-breaking $540 million for tomorrow's drawing.Tuesday's lottery jackpot was $363 million, fed by weeks

FORDS - Stronger ticket sales have sent the Mega Millions jackpot to a record-breaking $540 million for tomorrow's drawing.

Tuesday's lottery jackpot was $363 million, fed by weeks of drawings without a top winner. The previous top 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, matching five of the six winning numbers. Each of those tickets is worth at least $250,000.

The winning numbers Tuesday night were: 9, 19, 34, 44 and 51. The Mega Ball was 24.

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