Heavy ticket sales in 42 states and the District of Columbia have pushed Friday night's Mega Millions jackpot even higher, as frenzied lottery players line up for a chance at a fortune.
The kitty is now $312 million, up from the initial estimate of $304 million. The game has been without a top winner since the February 1st drawing.
Meanwhile, the Powerball jackpot is also in 9 figures for Saturday evening, at $125 million.
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