Mega Millions jackpot at $425M for winning numbers drawing

Someone could be ringing in the New Year with a whole lot of money as the Mega Millions jackpot for Tuesday night's drawing has climbed to $425 million.

The drawing will take place at 10 p.m. Tuesday. It is the fifth time a Mega Millions jackpot drawing will take place on New Year's Day.

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Each jackpot starts at $40 million, but how does it grow to hundreds of millions or more?

There was no jackpot winner for the drawing last Friday. The winning numbers for that drawing were: 9, 10, 25, 37, 38 and Mega Ball: 21.

The $425 million jackpot comes with a cash option for $254.6 million. It has been rolling over since October.

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Here's what you should know if you're thinking of playing the Mega Millions.

Overall odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are 1:302,575,350

Mega Millions jackpots start out at $40 million and roll over if there is no jackpot winner.

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Tickets are sold in 44 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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