Mega Millions jackpot raised to $522 million for Tuesday's drawling
Tuesday night, someone could become very wealthy.
The Mega Millions jackpot has been raised from $512 million to $522 million for Tuesday's drawing.
This is the 11th largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history and the fifth largest in the game's history.
“Players are having fun and ticket sales are growing, which is great news for the education programs we fund,” Rebecca Hargrove, President and CEO of the Tennessee Education Lottery, said. “As always, we remind players to have fun, but play responsibly. It only takes one ticket to win.”
Players have until around 10:45 pm ET Tuesday night to purchase a ticket.
Here is what the Tennessee Lottery says you need to know:
- If someone wins, that lucky person will walk away with around $308 million.
- Overall odds to win any prize: 1 in 24.
- According to the National Weather Service, you are more likely to be struck by lightning than win Tuesday's jackpot. You have a 1 in 14,600 chance of being struck, while you have a 1 in 303 million chance of winning the jackpot.
- Tickets are $2. The Megaplier multiplier option is an additional $1. Prizes on all Megaplier tickets are multiplied except for the jackpot.
- Drawings are held at 11 p.m. ET on Tuesdays and Fridays.
- How to Play: Players select five numbers from 1 to 70 and one Mega Ball number from 1 to 25. There are nine prize tiers, ranging from $2 to the jackpot.
- The largest Mega Millions jackpot was $656 million on March 30, 2012, with winning tickets purchased in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland.
- A mother and son from Bellevue, Tennessee, won a Mega Millions jackpot worth $61 million on Jan. 3, 2014.