A record Mega Millions drawing will take place Tuesday with a massive jackpot of nearly half a billion dollars ready to be claimed.
The jackpot has grown to at least $493,000,000, the fifth largest in Mega Millions' 16-year history. The odds of winning is less than 1 in 302,000,000.
If people buy enough tickets, the prize could surge past the half billion mark.
The prize is the largest total since March, when $533 million was awarded to a person in New Jersey.
The grand prize was last won May 4. Since then, the jackpot has rolled over 22 times.
ABC News contributed to this report.
Mega Millions prize approaches half a billion dollars