Millions of dollars up for grabs
People all over the country, including in Texas and New Mexico, are hoping they'll soon be multi-millionaires. That's why today, Friday the 13th they are buying their tickets for the 400-million-dollar Mega Millions Jackpot drawing that will be held tonight (Friday). Who knows, maybe Friday the 13th can be a lucky day?
Recent changes to the Mega Millions have inflated jackpots and are attracting more customers to play, but the odds of winning are significantly lower after the revamp in October. That's because the five winning numbers increased to a total of 75 white balls, instead of 56. And the number of gold mega balls decreased from 46 to only 15, making it that much harder to win the big prize.
The chances of winning the jackpot went from one in 175 million to one in 259 million!