Mega Jackpot in Tonight's Mega Millions Lottery Drawing
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- It's Friday the 13th, but a lot of lottery players don't think it's their unlucky day.
Millions of tickets are being sold in advance of tonight's Mega Millions drawing, which has a jackpot that's now been boosted to $425 million. It's the fifth biggest jackpot in U.S. history.
PEOPLE ALL OVER THE COUNTRY ARE HOPING THEY'LL WAKE UP TOMORROW (SATURDAY) AS MULTI-MILLIONAIRES.
BUT THE ODDS ARE DEFINITELY NOT IN THEIR FAVOR FOR TONIGHT'S (FRIDAY'S) 425-MILLION-DOLLAR MEGA MILLIONS JACKPOT DRAWING.
IN FACT... THE ODDS OF WINNING ARE ABOUT ONE IN 259 MILLION.
YOU CAN SEE HERE A LIST OF THINGS THAT ARE MORE LIKELY TO HAPPEN TO YOU...
INCLUDING DEATH BY VENDING MACHINE... HAVING IDENTICAL QUADRUPLETS.... AND DYING IN AN ASTEROID APOCALYPSE.
NO ONE HAS WON THE JACKPOT IN THE LAST 20 DRAWINGS.
IN FACT, THERE HASN'T BEEN A MEGA MILLIONS WINNER SINCE OCTOBER WHEN CHANGES WERE MADE TO THE DRAWING.