Mega Millions: Surging Jackpot

New changes swell jackpot as odds of winning the $550 Million Prize become fewer than ever.
3:00 | 12/14/13

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long shot. So many hoping for a win in the megamillions. No winners. If you think it's getting bigger and bigger, you're right. But what's that doing to your odds? Here's abc's linn snow. Reporter: The jackpot is rolling over. To a whopping $550 million. By tuesday night, lottery officials say the jackpot could top the record $656 million drawn in march of 2012. But with friday's ticket sales 40% higher than expected, why no winner? In part it's because the lottery changed the game. Five of the six balls used to range from one to 56. Now the balls number from one to 75. The move was intended to create more of these gigantic jack pots, generating more interest in the lottery. The only problem is, since the changes, no one has won. The chances of winning dropped to roughly one in 259 million. But we can always dream. Maybe buy a football team. Reporter: Or if football isn't your thing, the lump sum of $295 million would buy you 160 of these 25 karat diamonds for sale in neiman marcus' fantasy gift catalog. Or this aston martin for you and 855 of your closest friends. That would make for a christmas to remember. There's always tuesday.

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