The Mega Millions jackpot is nearing a half of a billion dollars. Tonight's drawing will be worth an estimated $400 million dollars, with the one-time cash option payout of $216 million.
Experts are predicting that by the time tonight’s drawing takes place the jackpot could be worth $420 million or more.
If no one win’s tonight drawing, next Tuesday’s drawing may eclipse $500 million – talk about increasing your retirement portfolio!
The winning numbers in last Tuesday’s drawing were 5, 12, 22, 41, 65 and the Mega Ball was 13.
Although no one struck it rich by matching all six numbers from the last drawing, many players did cash in winning tickets, including a $1 million Mega Millions prize winner in Massachusetts.
According to a Dec. 13 Michigan lottery update, over 100,000 players cashed in winning tickets ranging from $1 to $500, with four lucky winners collecting a $5,000 prize.
Now the odds of winning the Mega Millions lottery are 1 in 258,890,850. Yes, the deck may be stacked against you, however eventually someone is going to win so spending a dollar or two for a shot at financial freedom seems to be worth the risk.
You can check back here shortly after 11:00 p.m. EST as the winning numbers will be posted for tonight's drawing in the comments section below.
Good luck everyone.