By Peter Martinez CBS News October 9, 2018, 8:40 PM 6th-largest Mega Millions jackpot up for grabs
The sixth-largest jackpot in Mega Millions history is up for grabs Tuesday night. Lottery officials say the jackpot has reached $470 million, with a $265.3 million cash payout option.
What time is the Mega Millions drawing?
Other record jackpots from Mega Millions
Mega Millions says there were more than 1.35 million winning tickets sold in the Oct. 5 drawing, but none matched all six numbers, driving up Tuesday's jackpot. A press release says a record Mega Millions jackpot of $656 million was won March 30, 2012, and shared by people in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland. Another record $648 million jackpot was won in California and Georgia on Dec. 17, 2013.
Friday's winning numbers were 27, 28, 32, 41, 69 and Mega Ball 12.
How to play Mega Millions
Mega Millions tickets cost $2 per play and there are a total of nine ways to win a prize, ranging from the jackpot down to $2. You can play Mega Millions in 46 localities: 44 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The odds of winning a jackpot remain abysmal at 1 in 258.9 million for Mega Millions and 1 in 292.2 million for Powerball.