Created: 03/18/2014 11:32 AM
By: KOB.com staff
ALBUQUERQUE – The $400 million jackpot in Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing is the game's third-largest.
If the $400 million prize lands in New Mexico, it will beat the state's previous record jackpot of $206.9 million shared by nine Powerball players from the Roswell area in September 2008.
New Mexico Lottery players have until 8:45 p.m. MT to buy tickets for the 9 p.m. drawing. Tickets are $1 per wager.
The odds of winning a Mega Millions jackpot are approximately 1 in 259 million.
The record Mega Millions jackpot of $656 million was shared by players from Illinois, Kansas and Maryland. In December 2013, players from California and Georgia landed a $648 million Mega Millions jackpot.