Mega Millions is now worth more than a half-billion dollars.
No tickets matched the winning numbers Tuesday night for the $475 million Mega Millions jackpot, the seventh largest prize in the lottery game’s history.
The numbers were: 25, 37, 46, 48, 68 and the Mega Ball, 25. The jackpot now jumps to at least $530 million for the next drawing on Friday.
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The $530 million jackpot refers to the annuity option, paid over 29 years. A winner who chooses to take the cash option would receive $349.9 million, before taxes.
It costs $2 to play the game and players must select five numbers from 1 to 70 and one Mega Ball from 1 to 25. The odds of matching all six numbers and winning the jackpot is 1 in 302.6 million.
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Mega Millions is one of two national lottery games. It's played in 44 states plus Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Mega Millions jackpots start out at $40 million and roll over if there is no jackpot winner. The last jackpot was won in Missouri on March 12, with a $50 million prize.
The largest jackpot in U.S. history was a $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot won in October 2018 by one player in South Carolina. The second-largest prize for Mega Millions was $656 million for the March 30, 2012, drawing, in which there were three winning tickets.