Mega Millions Jackpot is $586 Million

You might want to buy tickets before tonight's 11 p.m. drawing.

CNN reports: “The Mega Millions jackpot is juicy, but thanks to new, longer odds, it’s entirely possible the payout could reach $1 billion by Christmas. ‘ …  When no winner was selected in Friday’s drawing, the jackpot rolled over to $550 million, and it jumped again Monday to $586 million, with a cash payout of $316.5 million, said Tandi Reddick, a spokeswoman for the Georgia Lottery. The total could easily increase again before Tuesday night’s drawing.”