Mega Millions jackpot hits $868 million, second-largest in US history

A sign at a gas station shows the current record breaking $667 million U.S. Mega Millions jackpot in Encinitas California

Mega Millions Ticket Sold In San Francisco Matches 5 Of 6 Numbers

Lottery officials increased the estimated jackpot Tuesday for the drawing from $654 million to $667 million, making it the third-largest grand prize in USA history. The Mega Millions drawing is not only the largest in the game's history, it's also the third largest in the USA lottery jackpot history.

No ticket matched the winning numbers (3-45-49-61-69-9).

According to a release from Mega Millions, the last Mega Millions jackpot was won July 24, netting 11 co-workers a combined $543 million. The chance of matching all six numbers and taking home the grand prize is one in 302.5 million, while the odds of winning any Mega Millions prize are one in 24, Reuters reported.

Mega Millions lottery tickets on a counter at a Pilot travel center near Burlington, N.C.

Tonight's potential record jackpot is worth $667 million or a cash lump sum of $380 million.

Mega Millions tickets cost $2 per play and there are a total of nine ways to win a prize, ranging from the jackpot down to $2.

The jackpot is the largest in the game's history, second largest overall.

The Powerball jackpot up for grabs Wednesday night will be a cool $345 million, with a cash value of $199 million.

The prize pool could rise even more next drawing on Friday.

The largest Powerball jackpot was $1.586 billion, which was shared by winners in California, Florida and Tennessee in January 2016. The store received $1 million from Mega Millions for making the sale.

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