Mega Millions jackpot could reach $1B

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Monday, December 16, 2013

CNN: The Mega Millions jackpot payout could reach $1 billion by Christmas.

When no winner was selected in Friday's drawing, the jackpot rolled over to $550 million, the second-largest payout ever. It jumped again Monday to $586 million, with a cash payout of $316.5 million, said Tandi Reddick, a spokeswoman for the Georgia Lottery.

As CNN reported last week, you have a much, much better chance of being killed by an asteroid, and while those are long odds, they're even longer than they were in early October.

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