The Margin: Tuesday’s record $667 million Mega Millions jackpot: Here are the winning numbers

Lottery fever hit a frenzied pace Tuesday as the nationwide Mega Millions jackpot grew to an estimated $667 million, its largest ever.

Here are the winning numbers drawn Tuesday night: 3, 45, 49, 61, 69; Mega Ball: 9; Megaplier: 5

The estimated cash payout, if taken in a lump sum, is $380 million.

The jackpot has steadily grown over the past few months, with no winner since July’s $543 million payout to a group of California bank workers. Tuesday’s sales surge helped it pass the previous record $656 million Mega Millions pot won on March 30, 2012 and shared by three winning tickets.

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