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Mega Millions drawing second largest jackpot in history

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Tuesday night is the second largest jackpot in Mega Millions History.

The jackpot stands at $586,000,000.

The winner has two options of payment; they can take the lump sum cash option which would be the jackpot of $316,000,000 or take payments over a 30 year period.

Officials say, most of the time, 70% of tickets are bought the day of the drawing.

The odds of winning are approximately 1 in 259,000,000.

To put that into perspective, the odds of being hit by a meteorite is 1 in 250,000.

If no number choices match the exact combination of numbers, the jackpot will get even higher until the next drawing on Friday.

 

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