Your holiday shopping plans could be different if you have the lucky numbers for tonight's Mega Millions jackpot. The big prize is up to 586-million-dollars, fourth-biggest all time and getting close to the U.S. record of 656-million-dollars set last year. One more drawing without a winner would probably break that barrier.
The could mean overnight wealth for one lucky winner, but Illinois Lottery Spokesman Mike Lang says it also means big money for education in Illinois.
Your chances are one in 259-million of matching all of the numbers, but even with heavy ticket buying, only about 70-percent of the possible combinations will be in play when the drawing happens.