DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Sales are brisk for Mega Millions tickets across the country as people dream of winning a $400+ million jackpot.
Lottery officials in Virginia, the lead state for the Mega Millions game, say sales are expected to reach $104 million for Friday night's drawing since the last drawing Tuesday. That's about five times the sales when the jackpot is $15 million, the starting point after a jackpot is won.
So far about 32 percent of the possible combinations of numbers have been sold.
The winning ticket must match the six numbers drawn.
Mega Millions is played in Georgia and 42 other states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.