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The Mega Millions jackpot is at $625 million, making it the fourth largest prize in the lottery game's history

January 12, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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A man walks his dog past lottery signs Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, displaying the recent jackpot amounts in Chicago???s fames Loop. Lottery players have a chance to win the largest jackpots in nearly two years as Tuesday???s Mega Millions has grown to $625 million and Wednesday???s Powerball to $550 million. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

The Mega Millions jackpot has surpassed $600 million --- the fourth highest jackpot in the lottery game's history.

(CNN)The Mega Millions jackpot has soared to $625 million --- making it the fourth highest jackpot in the lottery game's history.

The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are 1 in 302,575,350 in the 45 states where it's played, plus Washington and the US Virgin Islands, Mega Millions says on its website.

The highest amount won by a Mega Millions ticket was $1. 537 billion in October 2018.

January is a big month for Mega Millions winners -- 16 jackpots have been awarded during the month of January since the start of the lottery game in 2002, according to the Mega Millions website.

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