Here we go again. Lotto mania is taking over again. The last time was Powerball, this time it's Mega Millions. The next drawing is scheduled for Tuesday, December 27. The current estimated prize is currently $565 million ($293.6 million cash) after no ticket matched all six numbers drawn Friday night(12/23/22) – the white balls 15, 21, 32, 38, and 62, plus the gold Mega Ball 8. If the jackpot is won on Tuesday, it will be the sixth-largest prize in the history of the game!

The jackpot has been rolling since it was last won on October 14, when tickets sold in California and Florida shared a $502 million prize. In the 20 drawings since then, there have been more than 15 million winning tickets at all prize levels, including 35 worth $1 million or more. Those big prizes have been won in 18 different states from coast to coast: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.

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Back in 2018, the jackpot was an astounding  $1.54 billion dollars and I remember the craziness that went along with it and it's happening again.  I remember people being lined up at many convenient stores during this madness. The odds of hitting a Mega Millions jackpot are 1 in 302,575,350.  Let's take a look at some fun odds things that are more likely to happen to you than winning Mega Millions.

Amount Date Winning Tickets(MEGA MILLIONS ONLY)

$1.537 billion 10/23/2018 1-SC
$1.337 billion 7/29/2022 1-IL
$1.050 billion 1/22/2021 1-MI
$656 million 3/30/2012 3-IL, KS, MD
$648 million 12/17/2013 2-CA, GA
$565 million (est) 12/27/2022 ?
$543 million 7/24/2018 1-CA
$536 million 7/8/2016 1-IN
$533 million 3/30/2018 1-NJ
$522 million 6/7/2019 1-CA

LOOK: What are the odds that these 50 totally random events will happen to you?

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