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The Mega Millions lottery jackpot tonight stands at $520 million!

And there’s still a little bit of time to get your winning ticket, even though your chances of winning are very slim.

The purchase cutoff time for tonight’s drawing is 9:59 p.m.

Mega Millions Jackpot at $520 Million

Tonight’s lottery jackpot would be the 7th highest in Mega Millions history dating back to 2002.

Here’s a look at the Mega Millions jackpots that have been higher than tonight’s $520 million:

March 30, 2012

Three winning tickets split a then-record jackpot of $656 million on March 30, 2012. Winners were from Kansas, Illinois, and Maryland

December 17, 2013

The following year, two winners – from California and Georgia – split a massive $648 million jackpot.

July 8, 2016

One lucky winner from Indiana took home the big jackpot of $536 million.

July 24, 2018

A little more than 2 years later, an 11-member office pool split the biggest jackpot in history at that time of $543 million.

October 23, 2018

Later that year, an anonymous player took home the biggest Mega Millions jackpot in history, winning $1.537 billion!

July 7, 2019

About 18 months ago, in June 2019, a single winner in California took the $522 million jackpot.

Odds of Winning the Mega Millions Jackpot

As we mentioned, the odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot (5 numbers and the Mega Ball) are very slim. Mega Millions says those odds are 1 in 302,575,350.

If you’re hoping to be one of the other lucky winners, here are your odds:

  • Matching 5 numbers ($1 million): 1 in 12,607,306
  • Matching 4 numbers + Mega Ball ($10,000): 1 in 931,001
  • Matching 4 numbers ($500): 1 in 38,792
  • Matching 3 numbers + Mega Ball ($200): 1 in 1 in 14,547
  • Matching 3 numbers ($10): 1 in 606
  • Matching 2 numbers + Mega Ball ($10): 1 in 693
  • Matching 1 number + Mega Ball ($4): 1 in 89
  • Matching Mega Ball ($2): 1 in 37

If you need a little help picking some numbers for tonight’s drawing, you can use our Lucky Number Generator for what could be the winning Mega Millions numbers.

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