Mega Millions mania has taken over the Garden State heading into this weekend, as a record jackpot has New Jerseyans dreaming of how they would spend over a HALF-BILLION DOLLARS.

FRIDAY'S HEADLINES

  • Lines have been swelling around New Jersey, as residents scurry to get their Mega Millions tickets for tonight's record drawing.
  • Governor Christie held a Town Hall on Thursday, detailing an upcoming initiative, while throwing out a harsh name to a long-time Democratic veteran.
  • The Governor continued his plea to Bruce Springsteen on Thursday night to come and perform at Revel.  My new article details the link between Christie, Springsteen and Revel.
  • Kevin McArdle outlines a scathing new report from the Comptroller's Office that finds out how your toll money has been wasted.
  • A new study finds that autism rates are soaring in the Garden State.
  • The State Treasurer vows to not let the "rainy day" fund shrink under his watch.
  • The Labor Department says computer problems will not affect first-time NJ unemployment claims.

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Thursday's poll asked if you think Governor Christie made a smart bet on Atlantic City.  There was a mixed bag of results as 40% do not think so, 34% say he did, and 26% think it remains to be seen.

Check out what the Governor was tweeting on Thursday night during the Bruce Springsteen show in Philly.

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