Mega Millions jackpot up to $242 million

December 31, 2010 3:59:57 PM PST
The multi-state Mega Millions jackpot is getting bigger, even before Friday night's drawing. Heavy ticket sales have boosted the top prize to $242 million, up from the first estimate of $237 million.The jackpot has been without a winner for 14 consecutive bi-weekly drawings, dating back to early November. The chances of winning the jackpot are 1 in 175 million. California is one of 41 states to play Mega Millions - and the District of Columbia.