A jackpot valued at $379 million and a cash option of $202.6 million. 

Drawings are conducted every Tuesday and Friday at 8:59 p.m. 

 The base price of a Mega Millions lottery ticket is $2, with an extra $1 for the Megaplier. 

 There are two ways to play the lottery: manually selecting five numbers and one Megaball number.

 Odds of winning the Mega Millions are around 1 in 302 million, according to a math professor at Syracuse University.

For the Mega Millions, the top prize begins at $40 million.

When there is no winner in a drawing, the pot keeps growing. 

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In this case, the Megaplier was three times as large.

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