Mega Millions Lottery Reaches Record $540M Jackpot

9:56 PM, Mar 29, 2012   |    comments
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WUSA) -- William Alvarez has been a waiter at Bobby Van's Steakhouse in downtown Washington for the past five years.  He says working there has always been enjoyable, but never more so than during the past six days.

That's because William and thirteen co-workers pooled their resources, bought a few lottery tickets, and won ten-thousand dollars in last Friday's Mega-Millions drawing.

At the risk of seeming greedy, they're now hoping for an even bigger prize -- in fact, the largest prize in American lottery history: 540 million dollars, and counting.

The employees from Bobby Van's clearly aren't the only ones fantasizing this week about becoming multi-millionaires when the Mega-Millions numbers are called out at 11 o'clock Friday night.

Retail stores all across the country have been churning out large numbers of lottery tickets for several days now, and will no doubt be churning out a lot more right up until the deadline at 10:45 Friday night.






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