Jackpot Jumps to $522 MILLION for Tonight's Mega Millions Drawing

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You can check the Mega Millions website, call the player information number in each Mega Millions state, get the winning numbers via emails or text or just watch the drawings every Tuesday and Friday night.

Players pick numbers from 1 to 70, and one Mega Ball number from 1 to 25.

As of Tuesday morning, the jackpot was estimated at $522 million and is expected to grow even more before the drawing Tuesday night. Each play costs $2.

The one-time lump sum cash payment is $303 million.

Early indications from lottery officials indicate there was a single winning ticket with all the correct numbers sold in California.

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Worth nothing is that the Powerball jackpot also remains at $147 million.

Customers at the Aston store were surprisingly mum on the topic of shopping at a lucky store, but one did wish the still yet-to-be-named victor the best of luck.

The prize is the largest total since March, when $533 million was awarded to a person in New Jersey. One report says there's a one in 302 million chance of winning the $522 million jackpot. In fact, people from other states and from other countries can claim lottery prizes in North Carolina as long as they have proper identification.

Tickets for Tuesday's drawing can be purchased until 10:45 p.m.

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