The Mega Millions jackpot has reached $667 million, the largest in Mega Millions history.
As lottery fever sizzles over a new record-setting Mega Millions jackpot and a whopper of a Powerball prize, you should know our region has produced some massive lottery winners in recent years. That honor goes to a 2016 Powerball jackpot, which clocked in at $1.586 billion (although it was shared by three winners).
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The chances of winning Mega Millions is about 1-in-302 million.
The MegaMillions prize for Tuesday is the fourth-largest in U.
It costs $2 to play the game, but the odds of winning the jackpot aren't good.
The jackpot had swelled because nobody has won since July 24.
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If someone were to win both lotteries the cash option would total $571,000,000.
Tuesday's Mega Millions along with Wednesday's Powerball jackpot, which stands at $345 million, are worth more than a cool billion dollars.
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If the victor chooses the annuity option, the jackpot would be paid out over 29 years.
The odds of winning a jackpot remain abysmal at 1 in 258.9 million for Mega Millions and 1 in 292.2 million for Powerball.
Mega Millions is played in 44 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.