The jackpot for Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing has climbed to a whopping $565 million.

The staggering amount of $565 million that will be up for grabs in the Mega Millions drawing on Tuesday night has been reached.

It is the sixth greatest jackpot reward ever awarded by the game in its entire existence.

Officials from the lottery have said that the person who wins the jackpot reward, if there is one, will have the choice of receiving the prize money.

 In the form of 30 monthly payments or as a one-time, lump-sum payment of around $293.6 million.

To be eligible for the cash payout, the reward must be claimed within sixty days after the jackpot drawing that determined the winner.

Since October 14, when a reward of $502 million was split between winners of tickets purchased in California and Florida.

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The jackpot for Tuesdays drawing of Mega Millions has increased to a whopping $565 million.

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