Mega Millions Jackpot Grows to $475 Million For Tuesday DrawMay 17, 2021
Charleston, W.Va. – Due to strong sales around the country, the estimated jackpot for Tuesday’s Mega Millions drawing has grown to $475 million, making it the 9th-largest in the games history if won. The estimated cash value is $319.4 million.
The last Mega Millions jackpot was hit in mid-February, and Tuesday will mark the 26th draw since then.
Tickets can be purchased at any West Virginia Lottery retailer for $2 apiece, or $3 with the Megaplier option, which increases your non-jackpot prizes. All tickets must be purchased by Tuesday, May 18, at 9:59 p.m. ET.
To play, players select five numbers from 1 to 70 and one Mega Ball number from 1 to 25. There are nine prize tiers, ranging from $2 to the jackpot.