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Mega Millions jackpot hits $321 million for Christmas

Posted at 11:09 AM, Dec 24, 2018

It could be a very Merry Christmas for those playing the Mega Millions lottery game.

The jackpot for the Tuesday, Dec. 25, drawing is worth $321 million. Winning numbers will be revealed just before 11 p.m. Eastern.

For the lucky winner, the cash option will be worth $193.7 million.

According to Mega Millions officials, there have been four Christmas Day drawings since the game began in 2002.

Officials said: “Although the day itself has not yet produced a jackpot winner, seven Mega Millions jackpots have been won in the days before and after Christmas, including the third largest jackpot in the history of the game — $648 million — on December 17, 2013.”

It costs $2 to play, though the odds of winning the jackpot are one in 302 million.

Looking for a lucky store? Anyone planning to purchase a ticket can find the closest retailers here . "Lucky retailers" qualify as spots that have paid out on average $4,000 per week in winning tickets. You can search by your ZIP code.