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Where to buy Mega Millions ticket, how much do they cost and what time is tonight’s $810 million draw?

Tuesday’s Mega Millions jackpot is among the highest jackpots ever and many want to know how to get tickets. Six winning lottery numbers could pay off…

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Tuesday’s Mega Millions jackpot is among the highest jackpots ever and many want to know how to get tickets.

Six winning lottery numbers could pay off your mortgage, buy you another property (or more) and still leave you with plenty of cash to enjoy in this lifetime.

If you have played the lottery game before or if this is your first time trying it, here’s everything you need to know about the drawing.

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Mega Millions jackpot rises to $810 million

The Mega Millions jackpot has risen to whopping $810 million, with a cash value of $470.1 million, on Tuesday, July 26.

The jackpot has grown from $20 million in April this year since nobody has guessed the six winning numbers.

Tuesday’s draw for $810m takes place at 11 pm ET. All Mega Millions drawings are held on Tuesdays and Fridays at the same time.

The Mega Millions prize will be paid out to the winning person as one immediate payment followed by 29 annual payments. Half of the proceeds from each sold ticket supports lottery beneficiaries and retailer commissions.

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Where to buy ticket and cost explained

Mega Millions tickets are sold in 47 localities, 45 states including the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

All locations can be found on Mega Millions’ website and you can select each state to get more information and contact details. You can buy either online (available in certain states) or in stores.

The cost is $2 per ticket and you need to pick five numbers from 1 to 70 and one Mega Ball number from 1 to 25.

There are nine ways to win Mega Millions prize, ranging from the jackpot down to $2. You can find a step-by-step guide on how to play here.

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Is this a record-breaking jackpot?

Tuesday’s $810 million drawing is the third highest jackpot recorded to this date.

According to the lottery, the jackpot comes after a record-breaking winning ticket for $1.537 billion in October 2018 in South Carolina.

The second-highest jackpot was $1.05 billion in January 2021 and the winning ticket was sold in Michigan.

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