THE Mega Millions jackpot of $625million is the largest lottery prize in nearly two years.
Officials increased the jackpot estimate on January 12.
How much is a Mega Millions ticket?
A winning Mega Millions ticket can change your life – and they cost just $2.
All players must match all five white balls and the gold Mega ball in order to win the jackpot.
The odds of winning are one in 302.5million.
What is the Mega Millions jackpot?
The jackpot has reached a staggering $625million.
"The Mega Millions jackpot has been rolling since it was last won in Wisconsin on September 15," read the lottery website.
"It was won five times in 2020, with two states getting their first-ever jackpot win in the game: Arizona, which took the largest prize of the year at $414 million on June 9, and Wisconsin, where a lucky winner won $120 million on September 15.
"Two 2020 jackpots were won in New Jersey: $202 million on February 11 and $123 million on July 24. And on July 31, a California winner took home a $22 million prize."
Drawings are held every Tuesday and Friday at 11pm.
Where are Mega Millions tickets available?
Mega Millions tickets are sold in 45 states, the District of Columbia, and the US Virgin Islands.
A world record jackpot of $1.537billion was hit in October of 2018 by one ticket sold in South Carolina.
The popular game launched in 1996.
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