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Tuesday's Mega Millions jackpot nearing record

Posted: 10:44 PM, Jul 23, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-24 17:37:00Z

Tuesday's Mega Millions lottery jackpot will at least be $522 million, marking the fifth-largest jackpot in the history of the 44-state lottery. 

Last Friday, no one drew all six numbers in the drawing worth $433 million. If no one matches all six numbers in Tuesday's drawing, the jackpot could grow to more than $600 million. 

Only two jackpots have reached $600 million in the history of Mega Millions, with the largest jackpot being claimed in 2012 worth $656 million. 

The Mega Millions jackpot has been building since May 4 since a winning ticket was sold in Ohio. 

Mega Millions is played in all states except Hawaii, Alaska, Nevada, Utah, Mississippi and Alabama. The odds of drawing all six numbers in Mega Millions are 1 in nearly 302 million. 

Mega Millions tickets cost $2 per play. The drawing will take place at 11 p.m. ET, 8 p.m. PT.