Mega Millions jackpot climbs over $240M

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - You've still got chances to play in a lottery that's climbed to over $242 million dollars. The drawing will take place New Year's Eve.

The Mega Millions jackpot has been growing for 17 straight draws, and can continue to grow as long as people keep buying tickets.

Several places in the Midlands are selling tickets for this lottery. Sales are higher than normal.

If nobody wins Friday, the first Mega Millions jackpot of 2011 will be bigger than any from 2010.

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