Mega Millions jackpot reaches $196 million

May 16, 2008 1:14:57 PM PDT
Lottery players in New Jersey are snapping up tickets for tonight's Mega Millions drawing. That's because the jackpot for the multistate lottery continues to grow, and now stands at $196 million.

That's also the 10th-highest jackpot in Mega Millions history.

The Mega Millions is played in New Jersey, New York and 10 other states.

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