The results are in from the biggest lottery drawing in world history. The Mega Millions numbers for March 30, 2012 are:
- 2 4 23 38 46 Mega: 23
Lottery officials say there are three winning tickets -- purchased in Maryland, Illinois and Kansas. Officials in those states will now wait for the winners to come forward.
The public could buy tickets Friday up until 10:45 p.m. ET in most states. However, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont residents are allowed to purchase tickets up until 9:50 p.m. ET Friday. Meanwhile, on the West Coast, Oregon residents could buy tickets until 7 p.m. PT Friday.
The odds of winning the jackpot were about one in 176 million.
Kelly Cripe, a spokeswoman for the Texas Lottery Commission, told CBS News that as of Tuesday, nationwide sales for the Mega Millions drawing totaled more than $839 million. Officials projected an additional $618.5 million in sales ahead of Friday's drawing, however, for a projected total sales figure of more than $1.46 billion.