Mega Millions drawing could deliver biggest Christmas lottery gift ever

Mega Millions and Powerball lottery tickets

Mega Millions and Powerball lottery tickets

Mega Millions players will find out if this Christmas will be something special (and if they're friends will expect better presents) Tuesday night at 10 p.m.

In October someone won a record-breaking $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot.

Although no one was able to win the $321 million prize, there were two lucky winners who won the one million dollar prize after matching all five numbers, according to the website.

"We'd love to see someone from North Carolina bring home a holiday jackpot".

The grand prize has grown to $321 million after a nine-week spell without a victor.

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The pot, with a value calculated on the basis of a 29-year payout, is drawn from sales in 44 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The biggest-ever Mega Millions prize, $1.537 billion, went to the holder of a single ticket in a drawing on October 23. The estimated cash option for the Powerball is $177.6 million.

Meanwhile, Mega Millions are not the only popular lottery draw in the US.

The biggest ever Powerball payout was a $1.586 billion grand prize in 2016.

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