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Mega Millions Bringing Green Christmas: Winning Numbers, Jackpot Amount, Where to Play

Tuesday drawing may put more than $300 million cash in someone's pocket.

The Mega Millions jackpot is soaring into the hundreds of millions of dollars. The next drawing is Tuesday night.
The Mega Millions jackpot is soaring into the hundreds of millions of dollars. The next drawing is Tuesday night.
By Mary Ann Barton

Someone might get an early Christmas present Tuesday, Dec. 17, if their ticket matches the numbers in the Mega Millions lottery drawing.

See the Mega Millions winning numbers. And, they will be posted at the Virginia Lottery website.

The Mega Millions lottery jackpot is estimated at $586 million for the 11 p.m. drawing Tuesday night. The cash value will be $316 million. Find where to buy Mega Million lottery tickets.

The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 259 million.

How many tickets are you buying for Tuesday's drawing? Tell us in the comments section below.

On March 30, 2012, Mega Millions made history with the world's largest prize in any jackpot game ever: $656 million. The jackpot was split three ways, by winning tickets in Kansas, Illinois and Maryland. 

On August 31, 2007, four winning tickets were sold, including one in Virginia. The four ticket-holders split $330 million. Two brothers, Tucker "T.J." Adcock and Bernard Adcock of Buckingham, Va., split $82.5 million. 

The brothers bought the ticket at Duck’s Corner Food & Gas in Buckingham. Tucker picked the numbers himself, using an old ticket that hadn't won anything and had been generated using an "easy pick" function.

Also read: Why We Buy More Lottery Tickets as Odds Worsen



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