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Mega Millions Jackpot Grows To $512 Million

Mega Millions Jackpot Grows To $512 Million

"Your first tip that someone is trying to scam you is when they offer to sell their prize-winning ticket at a discount with some made-up story about why they can't claim the prize they won", Michalko said.

The Mega Millions jackpot has swelled to over half a billion dollars ahead of tonight's drawing, and the odds are against us.

For your planning purposes, the victor of the $522 million jackpot, if it is not shared, will receive $13 million a year for 30 years after 25 percent is deducted for federal taxes.

The values for both Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots have been steadily growing as a result of changes in 2015 that make it more hard to win prizes. Part of the appeal of the game is that the more hard it becomes for someone to win, the more the following drawing will be worth.

The cash payout for a single victor of Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing will be about $296 million.

Here's what you need to know about the game.

How do I buy Mega Millions tickets?

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Tickets can be purchased at any New York Lottery retailer for $2, seven days a week.

How do you play Mega Millions?

No tickets matched all six numbers in Friday's drawing. Players must select five numbers from 1 to 70 and one Mega Ball from 1 to 25.

No one hit the jackpot in the last Mega Millions drawing, but a $1 million ticket was sold in Delaware County.

How do I find out if I won the Mega Millions?

The drawing is at 11:00 p.m. Tuesday night.


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