Mega Millions Expected to Reach $363 Million

Could be the third-largest amount ever for Mega Millions

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    Play because you just never know.

    You might want to take your chances on Mega Millions -- the estimated jackpot for Tuesday is $363 million.

    This is the largest Mega Millions jackpot since Jan. 4, 2011, and the third-largest amount ever for Mega Millions. The largest jackpot ever in North America was $390 million on March 6, 2007.

    Virginia has had seven Mega Million jackpot winners since 2002, when the game began.

    The drawings for Mega Millions are held on Tuesdays and Fridays at 11 p.m. Eastern time.

    The chances of winning the jackpot are one in 176 million, but don’t let those odds stop you from playing. Even if you don’t win, you’ve helped out a school. The Virginia Lottery generates approximately $1.2 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools.

    Get out and play. Hey, you never know.