The numbers in Tuesday evening’s draw of the multi-state Mega Millions lottery are 10, 19, 26, 28, 50 and the Mega number is 16.

The estimated jackpot is $865 million, the third-largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history. The drawing was the 36th since the last time a ticket with all six numbers was sold.

The most recent drawing where a ticket with all six numbers was sold was Sept. 15, the fifth Mega Millions drawing of 2020 with a jackpot winner.

The only larger jackpots were $1.586 billion for the Jan. 13, 2016, Powerball drawing and $1.537 billion for the Oct. 23, 2018, Mega Millions drawing.

If a ticket with all six numbers is sold, the winner will have the option of receiving the jackpot paid in 30 annual payments, with each payment 5% larger than the previous one, or the cash option, a one-time, lump-sum payment equal to all the cash in the Mega Millions jackpot prize pool which is $638.8 million for Tuesday’s drawing.

The odds of matching all five numbers and the Mega number are 1 in 302,575,350, according to the California Lottery. The overall chance of winning a prize is 1 in 24.

The Mega Millions game is played in 45 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. Virgin Islands.

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