RALEIGH, N.C. (WGHP) — The Mega Millions jackpot has reached $440 million for Tuesday night’s drawing, according to an NC Education Lottery news release.
The $440 million prize is the highest the Mega Millions jackpot has reached in more than a year.
The last time the jackpot got this high was on May 21, 2021, when a winning group in Pennsylvania took home a $516 million jackpot.
A North Carolina winner would have the choice of taking the $440 million as an annuity or $247.8 million in cash.
“It has been quite a while since we saw a Mega Millions jackpot this high,” said Mark Michalko, executive director of the NC Education Lottery.
The odds of winning a Mega Millions jackpot are 1 in 302.5 million.