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Mega Millions Jackpot Grows To $290 Million

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Mega Millions (CBS 2)

Mega Millions (CBS 2)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Want to become a multi-millionaire?

All you have to do is pick the correct five numbers between one and 56, plus the mega number — from one to 46, to win Friday’s $290 million Mega Millions jackpot.

1010 WINS’ John Montone reports

The odds against that happening are 176 million to one, which probably explains why there hasn’t been a winner in two months.

Aspiring millionaires in Fort Lee bought up handfuls of tickets at a convenience store Friday morning.

“I got a dream…to retire and lay back; what else are you going to do with all that money?” a bus driver told 1010 WINS’ John Montone.

The jackpot is the eighth largest since the Mega Millions drawing began in 2005.

The jackpot has been growing ever since someone won $71 million in the Jan. 24 drawing.

Mega Millions is playing in 42 states, including New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

What would you do with the money if you won? Let us know below…

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