Jackpot for Tuesday's Mega Millions reaches $400 million, $224 million cash payout

Feeling lucky?  Get in line.

Lots of people are expected to try their luck Tuesday with the Mega Millions lottery.

No matching tickets were sold for last Friday's drawing, so the jackpot jumped to $400 million.  The cash payout is $224 million.

Tuesday's jackpot is the sixth largest in lottery history. 

Two years ago the biggest lottery was split between winners in Kansas, Illinois and Maryland.  That jackpot was $656 million.

The chances of winning Tuesday's drawing are 1 in 259 million.

Tickets can be purchased until 8:59 p.m. and the drawing is 9:59 p.m.

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