Tonight’s Mega Millions Jackpot Could Be 7th Largest of All Lottery Games and 3rd Largest Mega Millions

Mega Millions numbers on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 could bring a sole winner the seventh-largest jackpot of ALL lottery games in the country’s history. The Mega Millions game has an estimated $449 million prize, according to lottery officials. The one-time cash payout option for Tuesday’s game by a sole winner is estimated at $313 million. Winning numbers are schedule to be drawn at 10 p.m. CT.

A March 2012 Mega Millions jackpot of $656 million held the record for the largest lotto jackpot in U.S. history until three winners split the almost $1.6 billion prize in the Jan. 13, 2016, drawing. The Mega Millions game has awarded 10 jackpots of more than $300 million.

Tuesday’s prize ranks as the seventh-largest jackpot in the United States of all lottery games, including Powerball, officials said, and the third-largest prize for the Mega Millions game in its history.

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