SACRAMENTO (CBS) – As we head into a new year, some people are dreaming really big, like $425 million big. That’s the jackpot amount for the Mega Millions lottery drawing on New Year’s Day.
If one ticket hits the jackpot, it would be worth a one-time lump sum cash payout of $248.8 million.READ MORE: 41 California District Attorneys Challenge Early Release Eligibility For 76,000 Inmates
Tuesday’s drawing will be the fifth time Mega Millions has been drawn on the first day of a new year; the jackpot has been won once on the day – January 1, 2008.
It costs $2 to play the game, but the odds of winning the jackpot aren’t good. The chance of matching all six numbers and taking home the grand prize is one in 302.5 million.READ MORE: Local COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics Start Opening For Kids As Young As 12
Mega Millions is played in 44 states as well as Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
This is the eighth largest Mega Millions jackpot in the game’s history.MORE NEWS: California AG Rob Bonta To Examine Sean Monterrosa Killing By Vallejo Police