One of the largest jackpots in Mega Millions history will be up for grabs Tuesday night. The estimated $333 million pot is the seventh-largest in the lottery’s history, WSB-TV in Atlanta reported. A lone winner who wants to take the cash-out option will walk away with $226 million.
The drawing will take place right before 11 p.m. EDT. While it will air before newscasts in cities like Atlanta, there is live stream footage available through the Powerball-Mega Millions website. Click here to watch it. The drawings take place every Tuesday and Friday.
The biggest jackpot in the lottery’s history made someone pretty rich: A resident in Rhode Island took home $656 million four years ago. Three people shared that jackpot, which was won March 30, 2012. That was the same year Rhode Island entered the sweepstakes. The most a single person won was on Nov. 4, 2014, when a lucky gambler took home $326 million after purchasing a single ticket.
— WSB-TV (@wsbtv) June 22, 2016
Tickets can be bought in 44 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The odds of striking gold in the Mega Millions are pretty slim. As Effie Trinket from “The Hunger Games” would say, the odds are not in your favor — the chances of winning are 1 in 175 million.
If you don’t have a ticket yet but want in on the jackpot, there’s no need to fret — just yet. Tickets can be purchased up to 10:45 p.m. EDT on the day of the drawing.
In January, there was a frenzy over Powerball when the lottery ballooned to a record $1.5 billion. The potential winnings were so high, that celebrities from reality stars to musicians shared pictures of the tickets on social media.
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