(WSAV) – Tonight, someone could win $530 million in the Mega Millions lottery.
The prize is the seventh largest in game history according to South Carolina Education Lottery. The lucky winner can either take a cash option of $343.9 million or take the annuity, the full $530 million paid out in one immediate payment and annual graduated payments for 29 years.
People wanting a chance at tonight’s drawing must purchase a ticket by 10 p.m. for the 11 p.m. drawing.
Mega Millions tickets cost $2 and are available at lottery retailers. Players can also purchase the Megaplier for an extra $1 for their non-jackpot winnings to be multiplied by the Megaplier number selected.
The odds of winning the jackpot are slim, just 1 in 302,575,350.
Last Friday, a ticket worth $10,000 was sold in Conway, S.C. Nationally, the Mega Millions game had more than 1.2 million winner for that single drawing.