With a Tuesday drawing yielding no winner, a lucky Maricopa resident could take home the ever-growing Mega Millions lottery jackpot after a drawing tonight.
The jackpot has climbed to $1.35 billion, marking the second-largest prize in the lottery game’s 27-year history. The largest Mega Millions jackpot topped out at $1.537 billion in October 2018 with a winning ticket sold in South Carolina.
The odds of winning the pot are super slim — a less than 1 in 300 million chance of winning.
The jackpot winner could take home $659.5 million in cash after taxes, which has had plenty of Maricopa residents wondering what they could buy with that kind of money.
Reader Cameron Krepel offered to bankroll the State Route 347 project if he correctly guessed all six numbers.
With an estimated cost of $200 million to $250 million to widen Maricopa’s most-driven highway to six lanes, Krepel could pay for the project three times.
It’s enough money to buy each Maricopa resident a Roots Eatery classic bacon cheeseburger once a week for the next 12 years and still have $20.5 million left over.
It could also buy every single Maricopan an acre of land in Ocean View, Hawaii, according to Zillow.
The drawing takes place tonight at 8 p.m.