312 million reasons to play Mega Millions

Nobody won the jackpot in Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing so getting a winning Mega Millions ticket is now worth $312 million. The cash option is up to $200 million.

Players pick five white balls and one Mega Ball when filling out a play slip or they can choose the Quick Pick option where the computer chooses their numbers.

For an extra $1 per play, players can multiply their prizes by 2, 3, or 4 times the original prize amount (for all prizes except the jackpot).

Tickets for Friday's Mega Millions drawing are $1 each and can be purchased at any lottery retailer.

The drawings take place at 10:58 p.m. ET/9:58 p.m. CT on Tuesdays and Fridays.

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