Mega Millions Jackpot tops $790 million: All you need to know about the lottery

Mega Millions Jackpot tops $790 million: All you need to know about the lottery

The upcoming Mega Millions lottery jackpot for will be around $790 million, making it the third largest prize in the lottery’s history!

How to play Mega Millions? Drawings are held every Tuesday and Friday at 11 pm. A ticket costs $2.

Select five numbers from 1 to 70 for the white balls and one number from 1 to 25 for the Mega Ball.

Prizes vary from $2 for matching the Mega Ball to $1 million for all five white balls and the jackpot for all six balls.

Where to play Mega Millions? The game is live in 45 states, the District of Columbia and Virgin Islands, except for Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Nevada and Utah.

Grocery stores, gas stations and convenience stores sell lottery tickets. While buying online, beware of scam websites. Check your state lottery.

The odds of winning the jackpot are 302,575,350-to-1. The odds to match all five white balls are 12,607,306-to-1.

If you win the jackpot, you get two payout options: annuity and cash. Annuity pays over time annually. Cash gives you a lumpsum but the amount is lesser.