Mega Millions jackpot climbs to a world record $540 million

(Photo by Linda Davidson/The Washington Post) (Linda Davidson – THE WASHINGTON POST) I know the only foolproof approach to the Megamillions jackpot: don't buy a ticket. If you have bought one, give it to me. I will ensure that you come to no harm.

PHOENIX, AZ, Mar 29, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — The Mega Millions jackpot has been increased from $500 million to an estimated $540 million for the draw on Friday, March 30. The jackpots are established based on a forecast of ticket sales.

The Mega Millions jackpot reached a record $500 million — pre-tax — after no one picked all six numbers correctly Tuesday night. The jackpot had been at $476 million soon after the drawing, and by Wednesday morning had

Brisk ticket sales were reported across California as the Mega Millions jackpot hit a record $500 million. Stores owners said they expected sales to increase in advance of Friday's drawing. The jackpot initially grew to an

(Photo by Linda Davidson/The Washington Post) (Linda Davidson – THE WASHINGTON POST) I know the only foolproof approach to the Megamillions jackpot: don't buy a ticket. If you have bought one, give it to me. I will ensure that you come to no harm.