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Mega Millions jackpot reaches $500 million

Posted: 12:32 PM, Jul 24, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-24 19:45:06-04

The jackpot for mega millions is now at more than $500 million. The next drawing is tonight. If you chose to take the cash option, you'd get $308 million. 

But the chances of hitting the jackpot are not likely - experts say the probability is 1 in 302 million. 

Experts say the bigger jackpots attract more players. 

According to Value Penguin, at the point when Mega Millions jackpot goes over $350 million dollars, ticket sales increase by 72 percent.