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The Lottery officials have just flashed the news that the jackpot for tonight's draw has rolled up to $1 billion, marking the history with the second-largest jackpot ever. The Mega Millions jackpot has been growing since September 18 and has grown up to a record-breaking 36 times, starting at $20 million.
The lump-sum cash option is now set at $739.6 million, ranking as the third-largest cash option in the history of U.S. lotteries. Mega Millions gives its winners the option of claiming the jackpot through two payment options - the $1 billion annuity prize paid out as one immediate payment followed by 29 annual payments, or three-quarters of a billion dollars in cash option.
Each Mega Millions ticket costs $2! For an additional $1 per ticket, the players can purchase the Megaplier option, which multiplies the non-jackpot winnings by up to 5 times, depending on the Megaplier number drawn. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 302 million whereas the odds of winning any Mega Millions prize are 1 in 24.
So, hurry up grab your Mega Millions ticket and mark your winning lottery numbers!
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