Mega Millions drawing worth at least $522 million

Posted at 3:09 PM, Jul 23, 2018

Tonight's Mega Millions lottery drawing could be worth more than a half billion dollars to the winner.

The estimated jackpot stands at $522 million.

The massive jackpot comes after no ticket matched all five numbers and the Mega Ball Friday night.

The jackpot was last won in Ohio May 4, with a prize worth $142 million. The money was collected by ABC XYZ trust, according to lottery officials.

The prize has only crossed the $400 million mark seven times in its 16-year history, officials said. The top Mega Millions jackpot was $656 million in 2012.

On January 5, a 20-year-old Port Richey became the sole winner of a $451 million Mega Millions jackpot.

Shane Missler chose to receive his winnings in a one-time, lump-sum payment in the amount of $281,874,999.00. 

Mega Millions tickets cost $2 per play.

The drawing will take place Tuesday at 11 p.m. ET, 8 p.m. PT.