Mega Millions $454 million jackpot is 7th largest ever in US

The Mega Millions estimated jackpot has risen to $454 million, making it potentially the 7th largest lottery jackpot in the U.S. To have a chance at it, you must buy your ticket by 10:45pm.

The annuity prize increased slightly Tuesday from $449 million previously. The cash option prize would be $313.3 million.

The jackpot will be the largest since a $429.6 million Powerball prize won by a New Jersey family, May 7.

The highest jackpot drawn in the country was a $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot won in January by players in three states.

The odds of picking the correct numbers in the Mega Millions game are one in 259 million. For Powerball, the odds are one in roughly 292 million.

If there is no Tuesday winner, the estimated jackpot for Friday is expected to jump to $508 million.

The drawing will take place LIVE at 11pm, here on FOX 29, following the FOX 29 News at 10.