Friday, March 7, 2014
(Raleigh, NC) -- Lottery machines are going to be humming ahead of tonight's Mega Millions drawing. The jackpot has grown to 270-million dollars, good for an after-tax, lump sum payment of 104-million. Or the winner could spread those winnings out over 30 years and get an annual check for six-point-two-million bucks. But first, that lucky winner, or winners, will have to overcome some steep odds. The chances of walking away with all that cash are roughly one in 259 million.