Lottery fever has never climbed so high in Illinois, or anywhere in the U-S. After another rollover Tuesday night, the Mega Millions jackpot has now climbed to 476-million dollars for Friday’s drawing. That is the largest lottery jackpot ever in the United States. The odds of winning the top prize are one in 176-million.
Illinois' neighbor to the east is closely watching the state's new effort to sell lottery tickets online. Indiana officials say they may consider the idea depending on how the program works out. Illinois has started online sales of tickets for its games and the multistate Mega Millions game.