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Mega Millions jackpot edges up to $454M; drawing Tuesday

4 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago July 05, 2016 Jul 5, 2016 Tuesday, July 05 2016 July 05, 2016 1:07 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

DES MOINES, Iowa - The estimated Mega Millions jackpot has risen to $454 million, making it potentially the 7th largest lottery jackpot in the U.S.

The prize increased slightly Tuesday from $449 million previously. The jackpot will be the largest since a $429.6 million Powerball prize won by a New Jersey family May 7. The highest jackpot drawn in the country was a $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot won in January by players in three states.

The odds of picking the correct numbers in the Mega Millions game are one in 259 million. For Powerball, the odds are one in roughly 292 million.

The drawing will take place at 10 p.m. Central time Tuesday.

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