The Margin: Mega Millions drawing tonight: What time is it, and how big is the jackpot now?

by | Dec 27, 2022 | Stock Market

Have you got your Mega Millions ticket yet? There’s a $565 million jackpot at stake in Tuesday night’s drawing. While that doesn’t crack the list of the top 10 prizes in U.S. lottery history — and is but a fraction of the record $2.04 billion Powerball jackpot someone won last month — it’s still a sizable sum that could pay off all those holiday bills (and then some). And it’s the largest Mega Millions jackpot ever offered in the last week of a calendar year, according to the multi-state consortium behind the lottery game.

Here’s what you need to know if you’re going to play…How does Mega Millions work? It costs $2 per ticket to play. As the Mega Millions site explains, “Players may pick six numbers from two separate pools of numbers — five different numbers from 1 to 70 (the white balls) and one number from 1 to 25 (the gold Mega Ball) — or select Easy Pick/Quick Pick. You win the jackpot by matching all six winning numbers in a drawing.” There are prizes beyond the jackpot, of course. You can win as little as $2 for matching the gold Mega Ball number alone. Other prizes vary depending on how many numbers yo …

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