Record Mega Millions numbers: 2-4-23-38-46, MB 23

Mega Millions madness came to a frenzied climax Friday night with the raptly watched drawing of the winning numbers: 2, 4, 23, 38, 46. The mega number is 23 There was no immediate word on whether the winning combination had been sold, but Mega Millions

Lottery officials say there have been unprecedented sales nationwide and expect the lines to continue until tonight's big drawing.

By Danielle Rivard Mega Millions fever gripped the Bay State and swept through the nation last night as ticket holders frantically checked their lottery numbers for the promise of an astonishing jackpot payday of $640 million — the largest ever.

The Mega Millions lottery hit $640 million Friday, according to lottery officials, raising what was already a record-shattering prize.

A customer smiles after receiving a free Mega Millions Lottery ticket from the Hoosier Lottery's Mega Millions mascot at a store in Zionsville, Ind., Friday, March 30, 2012. The Mega Millions Lottery jackpot has reached a record $540 million.