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.