L.A. NOW

Southern California -- this just in

« Previous Post | L.A. NOW Home | Next Post »

$363-million Mega Millions jackpot draws players

With hours to go before the drawing, retailers are seeing brisk sales of tickets for the Mega Millions jackpot, which has climbed to at least $363 million.

The drawing occurs at 8 p.m. Ticket-holders will be vying for the third-largest Mega Millions jackpot of all time, according to KTLA-TV. Tickets will be sold until 7:45 p.m.

If the winning number is drawn Tuesday night, the lucky ticket-holder will be able to choose a cash option payout of $259.8 million, California lottery officials said.

The total is rapidly approaching the state record, a $390-million payout won in March 2007.

The lottery places the odds of winning Mega Millions at about 1 in 176 million. The retailer who sells the winning ticket will receive a maximum $1-million bonus.

ALSO:

Animal cruelty trial involving monkeys continues today  

Woman steals wallets from O.C. office workers, police say  

No arrests in fatal shooting of teen near Whittier high school

--Matt Stevens

Twitter.com/mattstevenslat

 
Comments () | Archives (0)

Connect

Recommended on Facebook


Advertisement

In Case You Missed It...

Video

About L.A. Now
L.A. Now is the Los Angeles Times’ breaking news section for Southern California. It is produced by more than 80 reporters and editors in The Times’ Metro section, reporting from the paper’s downtown Los Angeles headquarters as well as bureaus in Costa Mesa, Long Beach, San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, Riverside, Ventura and West Los Angeles.
Have a story tip for L.A. Now?
Please send to newstips@latimes.com
Can I call someone with news?
Yes. The city desk number is (213) 237-7847.

Categories




Get Alerts on Your Mobile Phone

Sign me up for the following lists: