Mega Millions jackpot: $321M up for grabs in Christmas night drawing

MID-CITY, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- It could be a very merry Christmas indeed for anyone lucky enough to win the next Mega Millions drawing.

The jackpot has now climbed to $321 million for the next drawing on Christmas night. That's a cash option of $193.7 million, before taxes.

There have been five jackpot wins so far in 2018.

A single ticket was sold in South Carolina in October for the largest Mega Millions jackpot ever, $1.5 billion.

But the winner of that prize has not yet claimed it.

Since the lottery game started in 2012, there have only been four Christmas drawings - the last was in 2015.

Mega Millions jackpots start out at $40 million and roll over if there is no jackpot winner. Tickets are sold in 44 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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