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Last updated on Wednesday, March 28, 2012
(UNDATED) - According to the Mega Millions lottery website, the jackpot has reached $500 million on Wednesday.
The Mega Millions jackpot continues to grow by millions of dollars, making it the largest total in U.S. history.
Tuesday's lottery drawing failed to produce a winner for a $363 million prize. Now, according to the Mega Millions lottery website, the jackpot has reached $500 million on Wednesday.
The winning numbers Tuesday night were: 9, 19, 34, 44 and 51. The Mega Ball was 24.
Lottery officials said the jackpot has been increasing since Jan. 24, when an Atlanta woman won a $72 million jackpot.
The winner of the latest jackpot could choose to receive $19.2 million a year for 26 years or a single payment of $359 million.
Officials say the odds of winning the jackpot are approximately one in 176 million.
The next drawing is on Friday at 11 p.m.
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