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Mega Millions jackpot hits $321 million for Christmas

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.

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

No Big Winner In Christmas Mega Millions Jackpot

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Tuesday’s Mega Millions jackpot was a gift that could even impress Santa himself.

The Christmas night drawing worth $321 million was revealed at 11 p.m. with the winning numbers 2, 8, 42, 43, 50 and a megaball of 6.

If there’s a grand prize winner, the cash option adds up to $193.7 million.

To win that jackpot, players are going up against some big odds. The chance of drawing all six numbers is only one-in-302.5 million.

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