Mega millions mania

Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — The Mega Millions jackpot is now the largest in US lottery history. Georgia Lottery officials say the jackpot reached $500 million on Wednesday. It has rolled 18 times since Marcia Adams of College Park won $72 million

The Mega Millions jackpot is now at $500 million for Friday's drawing, a new record.

By Meredith Somers Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times A customer buys Mega Millions tickets at the Exxon station at the base of the Key Bridge in Georgetown on Wednesday, hoping that little piece of paper will become hundreds of millions of

But it's a good bet that lottery pools will be popular as the Mega Millions jackpot soars to an expected record $476 million. Nobody won the $363-million Mega Millions lottery drawing Tuesday night. So Friday's jackpot will close in on half a billion

[Updated at 4:53 p.m. ET] The jackpot in Friday's Mega Millions lottery drawing has risen to an estimated $500 million, the largest in the game's history, after Tuesday night's drawing produced no jackpot-winning ticket.