Tonight is a big night for the Mega Millions jackpot. The amount is one of the largest in history. The odds of winning are still about 1 in 259 million, but with the jackpot growing so much, it could be worth taking those odds now. So exactly how much is the jackpot tonight?
Here’s what you need to know.
Tonight’s jackpot is $333 million. That makes it one of the largest jackpots in Mega Millions’ 20-year history. More specifically, it’s the seventh-largest jackpot ever. It’s also the Mega Millions’ largest jackpot since March 18, 2014, when it hit $414 million.
The drawing will be at 11 p.m. Eastern.
The biggest U.S. lottery prize happened when Powerball hit $1.6 billion in January 2016. The largest Mega Millions jackpot was in March 2012 at $656 million.
Tonight’s is $333 million, but if you take the lump cash option, it will be $226 million before taxes.
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