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Mega Millions jackpot sits at more than $252 million

By Gene Petriello - bio | email
Posted by Phil Riggan - email

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - If you are looking to cash in big, tonight could be your night. The Mega Millions jackpot is now more than $250 million. That's your estimated jackpot in tonight's drawing.

And in this economy -- that certainly can go a long, long way for many.

If you want to get in on the thousands and thousands of people expected to play their luck...you have until 10:45 tonight to head down and pick up -- what many of you are calling "your lucky numbers."

Of course playing in tonight's lottery drawing not only could mean a big payout for you -- the $252 million jackpot is certainly helping convenience stores with all that extra foot traffic.

And the profits from the lottery goes to the virginia public school system. So really a win-win for everyone involved, especially in a tough economy when cuts are a plenty.

"With people coming in buying merchandise and also buying the lottery ticket. It's a blessing," said Siedah Pettaway on selling tickets. 

The drawing is set for 11 tonight.. And you can catch the winning numbers right here on 12 News at 11.

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