Tonight's Mega Millions drawing set at history breaking $458 million

The Mega Millions Jackpot Just Soared Above $500 Million. Here's When the Next Drawing Is

According to Massachusetts State Lottery Spokesperson Christian Teja, Tuesday's jackpot is the largest jackpot since a winning $536 million ticket was sold in IN in July of 2016.

Those three tickets each matched four of the first five numbers plus the Mega Ball to win the $10,000 prize.

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Naval Support Facility Dahlgren in King George County in Virginia also received a suspicious package at around 11 a.m. One of the packages was sent to the National Defense University, at Fort McNair in Washington .

"Jackpot rolls are always exciting, but surpassing the $500 million mark for only the fourth time is a historic milestone", said Gordon Medenica, Mega Millions lead director and Maryland Lottery and Gaming director, in a statement.

More than half a billion dollars is now up for grabs in the Mega Millions lottery. The last jackpot victor was won on January 5. Tuesday night's drawing was for $458 million, with a cash option of $274 million. A single winning ticket worth $450 million was sold in Florida.

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The largest jackpots in Mega Millions' history were $656 million in March 2012; $648 million in December 2013 and $536 million in July 2016. Mega Millions ticket play is being rolled out initially in Texas and New Hampshire, and will soon be available nationwide. The Mega Millions jackpot reached $502 million on March 28, 2018. Tuesday's drawing wasn't without its winners. A ticket sold in Manheim, Lancaster County, for the March 17 Powerball drawing is worth a $456.7 million annuity value or almost $274 million cash. Two other $10,000 tickets were purchased in Virginia Beach. Tickets cost $2 to participate, and players must choose five numbers from 1 to 70 and one number, or Mega Million number, from 1 to 25. The sale of tickets ends at least an hour before the official draw which takes place Wednesday and Sunday night.

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