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.
"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.