On Tuesday night, the likelihood of winning the huge $830 million Mega Millions jackpot grows larger by the minute, but who will it be?
It is unlikely that you will win the fourth-largest lottery prize. The odds of winning are 1 in 302.5 million.
Even though the nation's fourth-largest lottery prize has caused a surge in sales, your odds of winning remain the same.
The Ohio Lottery Commission says that sales for National Mega Millions have been increasing since the big prize was announced
The commission expects sales for the lottery to reach $262 million for the drawing on Tuesday. Even though a lot of people are talking about the big prize, people are still buying tickets.
The additional tickets purchased for the July 22 drawing means that more numbers will be covered. This means that out of all the possible combinations, 23% will have a winning ticket
This also means that 33% of all the possible combinations will have a winning ticket.
If there isn't a winner, sales are likely to grow even larger. According to Kilbane, the jackpot for Friday's drawing will most likely be over $1 billion.