Lottery jackpot is now largest in U.S. history

POSTED: Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 9:00am

UPDATED: Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 10:10am

With no winner in the Mega Million drawing, the already bloated jackpot grew even larger, pushing close to the half billion dollar mark.

The payout for the game now stands at a cool $476 million.

If you opt for the one time lump sum, you could take home $341 million.

47 tickets matched the first five numbers - 9, 19, 34, 44 and 51 - but not the Mega Ball of 24.

The new jackpot shattered the old U.S. lottery payout record of $390 million set by Mega Millions in March 2007.
 

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