Mega Millions jackpot climbs to $540M

The jackpot is the third largest lottery jackpot of all time.

A woman checks old lottery tickets at a self-serve machine on Thursday, July 7, 2016, at the Alton Gloor Exxon gas station in Brownsville, Texas. Friday's drawing will be the 35th since Mega Millions had a winner -- the longest rollover stretch in the game's history. Otto says that since the last winner in March, Mega Millions ticket sales have exceeded $1 billion. (Jason Hoekema/The Brownsville Herald via AP)

A woman checks old lottery tickets at a self-serve machine on Thursday, July 7, 2016, at the Alton Gloor Exxon gas station in Brownsville, Texas. Friday's drawing will be the 35th since Mega Millions had a winner -- the longest rollover stretch in the game's history. Otto says that since the last winner in March, Mega Millions ticket sales have exceeded $1 billion. (Jason Hoekema/The Brownsville Herald via AP) (7/8/16)

WOODBURY - The Mega Millions jackpot is now $540 million. 

The jackpot is the third largest lottery jackpot of all time. 

The cash option is worth $380 million before taxes. 

Your odds of winning are about 1 in 259 million. 

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