Mega Millions Jumps to $512 Million, Cash Option Worth $303 Million


FILE – In this July 1, 2016, file photo, Mega Millions lottery tickets rest on a counter at a Pilot travel center near Burlington, N.C. The jackpot for the Mega Millions lottery game has climbed to over $450 million, just hours before the drawing, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

Mega Millions has jumped to $512 million after no one had the winning numbers last Friday.

If you want the cash option that will get you $303 million. 

The next drawing is Tuesday at 10 p.m. 

The odds that you can also become a movie star and one day win an Academy Award are a little better. U.S. News and World Report stated the odds are only 1 in 1.6 million.

The National Safety Council says the odds that you die as a passenger on an airplane are only 1 in 205,552. This is still greater than the chances of winning Mega Millions or Powerball.

The chances of finding a pearl in an oyster are 1 in 12,000, according to which sells pearls to consumers online.

The number of vending machine-related deaths has increased in recent years, but the odds remain slim: 1 in 112 million, according to The Book of Odds by Amram Shapiro.

Imagine peacefully reading your favorite magazine on the toilet and then getting hurt. According to National Geographic, toilets injured 43,000 Americans in 1996.

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