Mega Millions Numbers drawn for $540 million jackpot

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The Mega Millions jackpot rose yet again

Update: The numbers are 8, 19, 20, 55, 73 and the Megaball is 5.

How high will it go?

That’s the question on the minds of Hoosiers as the Mega Millions jackpot surges yet again. The jackpot for Friday’s drawing stands at an estimated $540 million (with a $380 million cash option).

Tuesday’s drawing failed to produce a winner, the 34th consecutive drawing held without anyone hitting the jackpot.

Mega Millions is available in 44 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Tickets cost $1 and players have a 1 in 259 million chance of winning the top prize by matching all five white ball numbers and the yellow mega ball.

The biggest Mega Millions prize ever handed out was a $656 million jackpot in March 2012 that was split three ways.

Mega Millions isn’t the only game in town, of course. Wednesday’s Powerball drawing also failed to produce a winner. The jackpot for Powerball now stands at $288 million (with a $201.4 million cash option) ahead of Saturday night’s drawing.

The Mega Millions drawing is on FOX59 Friday night before NewsPoint at 11.