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Mega Millions jackpot 7th largest in lottery history

Posted at 12:50 PM, Jul 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-08 22:04:02-04

It might be time to take a drive to California or Arizona.

The Mega Millions jackpot is now at a staggering $540 million, which is the 7th largest jackpot in lottery history.

The last Mega Millions winner was on March 8. There have been 33 drawings since then, according to Los Angeles Times. The previous record was 22 rolls in December 2013.

The largest jackpot in lottery history was a $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot in January 2016. Three people picked the lucky numbers for that jackpot, including one person in California.
 

Mega Millions is played in 44 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Our 13 Action News crew ventured to the city of Primm where players were lined up for the chance to win big.

It's no surprise that they all share dreams of grandeur.

"My husband and I would probably buy an island somewhere," said one player.


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Residents of Nevada will have to drive to California or Arizona if they wish to play. The drawing will take place at 8 p.m. PT.