The Mega-Millions jackpot is over $3-million for tonight’s drawing. Ticket sales are expected to be high but Nebraska Lottery spokesman Neil Watson wants everyone to be a responsible player. Watson says it only takes one ticket to win and the odds of winning remain the same regardless of how many you buy or how many people play. The odds of winning are one in 259-million.
Watson says there have been two $1-million Mega Millions winners in Nebraska since the game changed in October of 2013. A portion of the Mega Millions dollar sales do support several causes in Nebraska. The Nebraska Lottery reports since 1993 over half a billion dollars has been raised to support the environment, education, the Nebraska State Fair and compulsive gamblers assistance.