Mega Millions jackpot now at estimated $654 million

Posted at 11:38 AM, Oct 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-15 13:38:45-04

The Mega Millions jackpot is now an estimated $654 million. The winning numbers for the 4th largest jackpot ever in U.S. history will be drawn on Tuesday night.

How did we get here? No one has picked the winning numbers in the game since late July when 11 coworkers who entered an office pool claimed a $543 million jackpot.

What are the odds of winning the jackpot? The odds of picking all 6 numbers is 1 in 302.5 million.

The payout for the $654 million is available for players his pick the annuity option which would be paid out of 29 years.  The choice of the cash option nets winners $372 million.