Mega Millions Jackpot Climbs to $586 Million - - ABC13

Mega Millions Jackpot Climbs to $586 Million


Richmond, VA - The Mega Millions jackpot has been boosted to $586 million, a jump from the earlier projection but still trailing a $656 million prize last year that was the largest in U.S. history.

Paula Otto, executive director of the Virginia Lottery and Mega Millions' lead director says ticket sales are ahead of projections, one of the primary factors pushing the jackpot higher.

Otto says the jackpot may be increased one more time on Tuesday morning in advance of the evening drawing. She says it's expected that between 65% and 75% of the 259 million possible number combinations will be in play when the numbers are drawn.

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