With an estimated $747.2 million in potential cash, the total jackpot has snowballed since its launch in April and is now $1.28 billion
Mega Millions players can randomly generate five numbers for themselves or choose their own five numbers from 1 to 70, as well as the sixth number, Mega Ball
If players match their five numbers and Mega Ball, they can walk away with the jackpot on the line.
If a player matches all five numbers and not the Mega Ball, they will win $1 million, according to officials.
If four numbers and Mega Ball match, the player will win $10,000.
According to officials, the odds match five numbers and the Mega Ball 1 number at 303 million.
For comparison, according to some estimates, you are twice as likely to be struck by lightning twice
The $1.28 billion jackpot remains the nation's third-largest prize
The October 2018 ($1.5 billion) and January 2021 ($1 billion) Mega Millions draws are the only two jackpots to exceed $1 billion.
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