Estimated Mega Millions Jackpot Now Largest In History Of The Game

Chris Sommer
October 16, 2018 - 12:21 pm
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DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - The stakes just went up for Tuesday night's Mega Millions lottery jackpot.

Officials with the multi-state game say the estimated jackpot is now worth $667 million, up from the original estimate of $654 million. 

It would be the largest prize ever awarded in Mega Millions, topping a $656 million prize claimed in March 2012.  That jackpot was split among three winning tickets.

Tuesday's estimated jackpot would also be the third-largest lottery prize in U.S. history.  Powerball has the two biggest, including a world-record amount of $1.58 billion in January 2016.  

The Mega Millions drawing will happen at 10:12 Tuesday night. 

Ticket sales in Texas shut off at 9:45 p.m.