Mega Millions Drawing On Christmas

Mega Millions and Powerball lottery tickets

Winning numbers will be revealed just before 11 p.m.

It's the largest Mega Millions jackpot ever offered on the holiday.

Seven-time lottery game grand prize victor Richard Lustig tips on his advice to win the Mega Million and Powerball jackpots.

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Tuesday's Mega Millions jackpot was a gift that could even impress Santa himself. Eastern time, with a machine selecting six numbered balls, including the 'Mega ball'.

According to Mega Millions officials, there have been four Christmas Day drawings since the game began in 2002.

The odds of hitting the jackpot are one in 302.6 million.

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The cash option for Tuesday's drawing was $193.7 million. The lottery game is played across the 44 states, including the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands. Other than the jackpot, prizes can range from $2 to $5 million depending on the game and type of ticket a player buys.

Meanwhile, Mega Millions are not the only popular lottery draw in the US.

The winning ticket was sold in the town of Simpsonville, lottery officials said. The ticket was sold in SC to someone who has yet to come forward, Mega Millions said.

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