The jackpot for Tuesday's drawing of Mega Millions has increased 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.

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

The jackpot has continued to grow since it was last won.

There have been 11 winning prizes of $500 million or more since the beginning of the Mega Millions game in May 2002. 

 Three of these jackpots have been more than $1 billion.

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The drawing will take place on Tuesday night at 11 oclock Eastern Standard Time.

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