PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — People have 540 million reasons to stop by their local convenience store today, if they haven’t already.
The record Mega Millions jackpot has set off a ticket-buying frenzy, including right here in Pittsburgh.
The jackpot has now grown to the largest in world history. It’s up to an estimated $540 million.
If a lone winner took the lump-sum payout, it would be an estimated $389 million.
However, the odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are approximately one in 176 million.
There hasn’t been a winner since Jan. 24.
Meanwhile, here in Pennsylvania, there are a reported 9,000 retail stores selling Mega Millions tickets, which can be purchased up until 9:59 p.m.
The drawing is set for 11 p.m.