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.