The jackpot for tonight's Mega Millions drawing is approaching 600-million dollars and it can surpass that number before the drawing takes place at 10 PM on Tuesday. Currently, the jackpot is at $586 million. The cash value of the second-largest Mega Millions jackpot is now $316.5 million.
Louisiana Lottery spokesperson Kim Chopin says ticket sales for this game in Louisiana have been strong.
"For this run alone, which began on October 1st, we have more 9.5 million dollars in sales and 2.9 million of that was just for last week."
Chopin says through social media they are hearing that Louisiana players will be charitable with their fortune, if they are fortunate enough to win the grand prize.
"We are generous people and people are talking about things they would do for others. Major surprises they would give, sending someone to school, to traveling and bringing everyone together, so it's an exciting time."
In Louisiana, Mega Millions tickets must be purchased by 9 PM Tuesday night.