(AP) — You have a chance to become a billionaire on Tuesday night.
After nearly three months of losing the lottery, someone may be bucking the trend and winning the $1.1 billion Mega Millions jackpot.
Despite how long does it take, the odds of winning the top lottery prize are unchanged at 1 in 302.6 million. But someone will eventually match all six numbers and win the jackpot, which is now considered the fifth largest in US history.
The drawing is scheduled for 11:00 PM EST, but it usually takes several hours before it is clear if there is a winner.
The $1.1 billion prize is awarded to a winner who wants to be paid through an annuity with 30 payments over 29 years. The winners usually prefer the cash, which for Tuesday night’s drawing will be approximately $568.7 million.
There are mega millions played in 45 states as well as Washington, DC, and the US Virgin Islands.
Mega Millions has grown to $1.1 billion ahead of Tuesday night’s drawing
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