Lottery ticket
Media playback is unsupported on your device
Video

Americans in race to buy tickets for the $242m lottery

Americans are racing to buy tickets in time for tonight's Mega Millions lottery with the jackpot set at $240m.

Potential winnings have become substantially higher than usual because of brisk recent sales.

The six number draw will be held shortly before the beginning of the new year.

Tom Burridge reports.

  • 31 Dec 2010
Go to next video: Spain awaits world's biggest lottery