The Mega Millions jackpot has reached its second largest level in history, enticing many to rush for tickets with hopes of landing the winning numbers.
Tuesday’s jackpot of $335 million is not far from the 2007 record high of $390 million. Businesses are seeing a constant flow of traffic for Mega Millions tickets as the drawing for Tuesday looms near.
The Mega Millions lottery is offered in 41 states and Washington, D.C. at $1 a ticket. The goal is to match the five regular numbers as well as a Mega number. The drawings are held on Tuesday and Friday nights.
Winners can choose to take yearly payments or have a cash lump sum paid to them. Those that opt to cash out at the current jackpot would receive around $224 million.