Mega Millions Jackpot Swells To $400 Million; 3rd Largest In Game’s History
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – The Mega Millions jackpot for Tuesday’s drawing has grown to an estimated $400 million.
Mega Millions Numbers: 11 19 24 33 51 and Mega Ball 7
No one matched all six numbers in Friday night’s drawing. The jackpot has been rolling since January 3.
Tuesday’s jackpot is now the third largest jackpot in the multi-state lottery game’s history. It will also be the sixth largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history.
The biggest lottery prize in the U.S. was a $656 million Mega Millions jackpot in 2012.
Mega Millions changed its rules in October to help increase jackpots by lowering the odds of winning the top prize. That means the chances of winning the jackpot are now about 1 in 259 million. It used to be about 1 in 176 million.
For more information, visit www.megamillions.com.
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