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Mega Millions fast facts: What you need to know for the next jackpot drawing

The massive Mega Millions jackpot has been growing for months and is expected to reach at least $1.6 billion by Tuesday, making it the biggest lottery draw in U.S. history. There’s been no winning ticket since July 24.

If there’s just one winning ticket on Tuesday night, that lucky player can take home a single, after-tax lump sum of $904.4 million.

WHEN EXACTLY IS THE DRAWING?

The six winning numbers will be unveiled at 11 p.m. ET on Tuesday. The cutoff for buying a $2 ticket varies by state, usually 15 minutes or one hour before the draw. Mega Millions is drawn twice a week, Tuesdays and Fridays.

WHO CAN PLAY?

Anyone 18 or older can play in 44 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

WHAT ARE THE ODDS OF WINNING?

The grand prize is won by anyone who matches all six numbers and the odds of doing that are the same — one in 302.5 million — no matter the stakes or number of players.

Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/mega-millions-fast-facts-what-you-need-know-next-jackpot-n922861

Jack Mao

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