New York. NY (WIBX) - Anticipation is growing ahead of tonight's record breaking Mega Millions drawing.

The growing $540-million jackpot is the biggest lottery jackpot ever, not just in the U.S. but in the world.

Yesterday in New York State alone, 1.3 million tickets were sold in one hour.

With such a ticket-buying frenzy underway, tonight's jackpot could be as high as $600-million by the time the numbers are drawn.

Tonight's drawing takes place at 11:00.

UPDATE: As of 12:30pm the Megal Millions Jackpot is now: $640 million.