Mega Millions jackpot reaches $252 million

    Mega Millions jackpot reaches nearly $227 million. (File photo)

    Illinois Lottery players now have the chance to win an estimated $252 million jackpot in Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing.

    While there was no winner in Friday's jackpot drawing, Illinois players still won more than 31,100 prizes, ranging from $2 to $40,000.

    Illinois residents 18 or older can participate in the lottery drawing.


    • Current jackpot is $252 million; cash option of $148 million
    • Jackpots start at $40 million
    • Overall odds of winning the jackpot 1:302,575,350
    • Drawings are at 10 p.m. (CT) every Tuesday and Friday

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