Published: Wed, January 03, 2018
Worldwide | By Victor Meyer

Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing could bring $363M jackpot

Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing could bring $363M jackpot

The next Mega Millions drawing is Tuesday night, meaning some lucky player may see their 2018 off to an incredible start.

Math still suggests buying a lottery ticket is a losing bet.

This week they'll also be putting cash down on the Mega Millions for a jackpot that has soared to $343 million, the eight largest in Mega Millions history.

If you choose the cash option, that's $215 million.

The odds of winning the jackpot, according to Powerball, are 1 in 292,201,338.

Mega Millions drawings are held every Tuesday and Friday evening at 11 p.m.

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Of course, they remain two separate lotteries, and the odds of winning either, let alone both, are astronomically stacked against ticket buyers.

"Some are playing just the Powerball because it has the highest jackpot, but most appear to be getting at least one ticket for both", Maloney added.

"I usually don't play unless the jackpots get to six figures", he said.

Tuesday's drawing will be the 22nd since the last winning ticket was sold on October 13.

The Mega Millions victor was also drawn Friday without a victor.

Meanwhile, Wednesday night's Powerball jackpot is up to $440 million. Mega Millions tickets are sold in 43 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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