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Mega Millions Mania!

Thalia Hayden

Mega Millions Mania!

CREATED Mar. 29, 2012

THE COACHELLA VALLEY-- The mega millions lottery jackpot is now the largest in worldwide history. Today, the jackpot grew to $540 million. But your odds of picking the winning combo are 175.7 million to one. In fact, you're two million times more likely to suffocate in bed, than win. But if you do win, you'd get a lump sum of $380 million dollars cash.

That may be why people continue to play. Local businesses say stores have been flooded with lottery ticket buyers.

The way it works is that you pick five numbers between 1 and 56. Then you pick a second number between 1 and 46.

The order of the first five numbers is not important, and there are no repeats.

Ticket sales stop at 7:45 Friday night. Good Luck!