Mega Millions jackpot at $400 million

Mar 18, 2014 11:56 AM

The Mega Millions jackpot is nearly half a billion dollars making it the 3rd largest Mega Millions jackpot of all time.

This is the 7th largest U.S. jackpot ever. If someone is California wins, the $400 million prize would also become the 2nd largest jackpot in state history.

Tickets are $1 and according to a California lottery press release the estimated cash option is $224.8 million.

Odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are 1 in 259 million. Overall odds of winning a prize are 1 in 15. Also, the retailer location that sells the winning ticket will receive a bonus of $1 million!

Mega Millions is played in California and 42 others states plus Washington D.C and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The drawings take place Tuesdays and Fridays at 8:00 p.m. PST.


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