Mega Millions jackpot rises to $512 million

Mega Millions jackpot rises to $512 million
The jackpot is now $512 million

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KFVS) - The Mega Millions jackpot is now over $500 million.

The winner of Tuesday's drawing could earn up to $512 million, the fifth largest in Mega Millions history. The cash option is $303 million.

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"It's always so much fun when the jackpots grow, but I want to remind everyone to play responsibly," said May Scheve Reardon, executive director for the Missouri Lottery. "It only takes one ticket to win."

Missouri players have until 8:59 p.m. Tuesday night to purchase Mega Millions tickets.

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