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Tuesday
Dec172013

Mega Millions Jackpot at $636 Million

STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Have you bought your “winning” Mega Millions lottery ticket yet?  The drawing is Tuesday night.

When no winning ticket was sold in last Friday’s drawing, the jackpot rolled over to $550 million, and it jumped again on Monday to $586 million.  Now, the top prize stands at $636 million, lottery officials tell ABC News.

The biggest Mega Millions jackpot in history was in March 2012, when three winning tickets for a $656 million jackpot were sold in Maryland, Illinois and Kansas.

Mega Millions is played in 43 states, plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  The odds of winning are 1 in 259 million.

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