Tuesday's Mega Millions Jackpot: $400M

Jackpot is the third highest prize in Mega Millions history and the sixth highest in all of U.S. lotto history

By Colleen Connolly
|  Monday, Mar 17, 2014  |  Updated 10:28 AM CDT
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    A single, lucky winner of Tuesday night's Mega Millions jackpot would be worth more money than Will Smith or Julia Roberts.

    After nobody hit all six numbers on Friday, the jackpot increased nearly $50 million to an estimated $400 million. This is the third highest prize in Mega Millions history and the sixth highest in all of U.S. lotto history.

    After taxes, a winner of tomorrow's lottery would take home a hefty $224 million.

    The second highest lottery winnings were taken home in December by a California man and a Georgia woman. The winners of the Mega Millions game split the prize, but together it amounted to $648 million.

    The largest jackpot in lottery history was also came from the Mega Millions game. In March 2012, three winners split a $656 million prize.

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