2nd-Largest Lottery Jackpot in U.S. History

If you’re feeling lucky, this might be the night to pick up a Mega Millions lottery ticket.

The estimated jackpot is up now to $355 million.

It’s because of heavier than expected sales in the 41 states that are part of Mega Millions.

If you win and you choose to not be paid the entire jackpot over the next 25 years, that lump–sum cash value option would be around $225 million.

This is the second-largest U.S. lottery jackpot of all time.

If there is no winner in tonight’s drawing, the Friday jackpot may become the largest in U.S. history.

The odds of winning the jackpot are approximately 1 in 175 million.

The odds of winning any of the Mega Millions prizes are about 1 in 40.

The Mega Millions drawing will be held tonight at 11pm Eastern.