Due to an unexpected increase in ticket sales for the upcoming Friday 30th March 2012 Mega Millions draw the estimated jackpot has been revised by the lottery organisers MUSL. The new estimated Mega Millions Jackpot as of March 29th 2012 is:
This latest increase see’s the Mega Millions Jackpot rise from the original estimate of $476million to a truly unbelievable Half a Billion Dollars which begs the question should the Mega Millions now be called the Mega Billions!?
The previous record for any US lottery jackpot and indeed any other jackpot in the world was a comparatively small $390million won on March 6th 2007.