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Mega Millions jackpot climbs to $586 million

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Posted: Dec 16, 2013 3:12 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Millions, Jackpot, Climbs, Mega

DES MOINES, Iowa- The Mega Millions jackpot has been boosted to $586 million.

The hike pushes the prize for Tuesday's drawing closer to the $656 million U.S. record set last year.

Should nobody win this week, officials say the jackpot could surpass $1 billion for the Christmas Eve drawing.

Between 65 and 70 percent of the roughly 259 million possible number combinations will likely be in play when the numbers are drawn Tuesday.

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