Mega Millions jackpot rises to $257 million - FOX Carolina 21

Mega Millions jackpot rises to $257 million

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A Mega Millions ticket. (File/FOX Carolina) A Mega Millions ticket. (File/FOX Carolina)
COLUMBIA, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The Mega Millions jackpot has rolled over, soaring to its highest amount all year.

The jackpot for Tuesday's drawing is $257 million and if someone strikes it rich, they could walk away with a cash payout of $139 million.

While no one won the jackpot for Friday's drawing, more than 35,000 players won up to $5,000 in South Carolina alone. Friday's winning numbers were: 9, 41, 43, 47, 57 and 5.

The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 259 million.

Mega Millions tickets cost $1 each. For an extra $1, players can purchase the Megaplier for a chance to multiply their non-jackpot winnings up to five times.

Tickets for Tuesday's drawing must be bought by 10 p.m. Tune to FOX Carolina to watch the drawing at 11 p.m.

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