Mega Millions jackpot tops $500-million

NOW: Mega Millions jackpot tops $500-million

SOUTHEAST WISCONSIN (CBS 58) -- Friday night's Mega Million drawing has a jackpot of $502-million. This is the fourth largest Mega Million's prize in the game's history, the nation's 10th largest lottery jackpot ever.

People have been rushing to get their tickets, even though the odds of winning are about 1 in 302-million people.

The low odds are not stopping people from dreaming about what they would do with the money if they won.

"I want to retire and pay my bills," Charles Blank said after buying a ticket in West Allis. "Maybe I can enjoy my life at the end of my life."

Retiring topped many people's dream list and spending time somewhere a bit warmer than Wisconsin.

"I'd really like to get out of Wisconsin," Shane Colton. "At least right now for the warm weather."

The Mega Millions drawing is tonight at 10 p.m. No one has won the Mega Millions jackpot since January. If there's no winner Friday night, there will be another drawing on Tuesday.

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