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Mega Millions Now $363 Million

The jackpot for Tuesday night's Mega Millions lottery keeps growing.



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    As we get closer to 8 p.m. Tuesday, lines at Lottery sellers like this one are sure to grow.

    Lotto fever is sweeping the country as word of another Mega Millions rollover on Friday spreads.

    Lottery officials now estimate the jackpot for Tuesday's draw will be $363 million. Just Sunday, it was supposed to be $356 million.

    The jackpot has been growing since Jan. 24.

    The next time the lottery numbers will be pulled is Tuesday night at 8 p.m. That means there are two days to get those work lottery pools together.

    Lottery officials said it will be the third largest Mega Millions jackpot of all time. The largest jackpot ever was $390 million in March 2007.

    Even though no one matched all six numbers on Friday night, seven lucky California players managed to match five of six.

    The odds of winning the jackpot are approximately one in 176 million, according to lottery officials.

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    The retailer who sells the jackpot-winning ticket will receive the maximum bonus of $1 million.

    The last time the jackpot was in the $300-million range was a year ago. On March 31, 2011, seven coworkers in New York split at $319 million jackpot.

    Unlike the Super Lotto jackpot, which is California-based, the Mega Millions lottery sells tickets in 43 states.