Mega Millions Jackpot Soars To $356 Million

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Tuesday’s Mega Million will break a U.S. record! The winner will receive either $255 million for the cash or $356 million for the annuity. A jackpot that was this big has never rolled over.

Someone is going to be rich soon, filthy stinkin’ rich.

Many people across the nation flocked to stores last week to pick up a Mega Millions ticket for Friday’s drawing, in hopes that they had the golden ticket, one that would turn regular folks into multi-millionaires.

The jackpot was $290 million prize.

Friday, the numbers were drawn: 6, 17, 19, 20, 21 with a Mega number 20. But those were not anyone’s lucky numbers on Friday, unfortunately no one had the winning ticket.

But the good news is everyone will have a chance to play again this week with an even bigger jackpot! The Mega Millions lottery jackpot is expected to jump to $356 million for Tuesday’s drawing.

For players, there’s only a 1 in 176 million chance of winning the jackpot. But it sure would be sweet taking home the massive prize after paying only 1$ for the ticket.

According to the Mega Millions website, if someone were to win and take the prize in a lump sum, instead of over 20 years, the cash payoff would by $255.1 million. This week, the winner could be taking home more than the last Mega Millions winner; 81-year-old Rhode Island resident Louise White who took home $210 million.

The last record was set after two people, one from Idaho and the other from Washington state, split $240 million on Jan. 4, 2011, drawing and split by two winners, in Idaho and Washington State.

Are you going to buy a Mega Millions ticket?