NEW YORK LOTTERY (WABC) — Just in time for the holidays, the jackpot for the next Mega Millions drawing has grown to an estimated $465 million!
If won at this level, it would be the 12th largest jackpot in the history of the game!
The payment option is $250.4 million.
The next draw is scheduled for Tuesday evening at 11:00.
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Since October 14, no one has hit the jackpot, but more than 12.8 million winning tickets have been issued across all prize levels, including 29 tickets worth $1 million or more.
These big prizes have been won in 15 different states from coast to coast, including New York.
Since Mega Millions began in May 2002, there have been 12 December jackpots, including a $648 million jackpot split between winners in California and Georgia on December 17, 2013. This amount was close to the record jackpot at the time, and remains the fifth largest prize in the history of the game.
The current record is held by Powerball, which hit $2.04 BILLION last month. One winning ticket was sold for this prize in California
Watch New York State Lottery draws live daily at 2:30pm and 10:30pm and Wednesdays and Saturdays at 8:15pm
Powerball drawings are also broadcast here on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:59 p.m
Mega millions drawings air Tuesdays and Fridays at 11 p.m
The New York Lottery is the largest and most profitable lottery in North America, donating billions of dollars to support education in New York State.
Revenue is distributed to local school districts using the same statutory formula used to distribute other state education aid. According to the New York Lottery, the formula takes into account both school district size and income level; larger, lower-income school districts receive a proportionally larger share of lottery funding.
For more information about the New York Lottery and to view lottery results, please visit nylottery.ny.gov..
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