New Year's Day Mega Millions jackpot hits $415 million

Someone might start 2019 very wealthy.

The Mega Millions jackpot is worth $415 million with the next drawing on New Year’s Day. If there is a winner for the current Mega Millions jackpot, the cash option would be about $249 million. The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are one in about 300 million.

No one has won since October’s $1.5 billion jackpot, in which that winner’s identity remains a mystery. If the money isn’t claimed by late April, the money will return to the 44 states that hold Mega Millions lotteries.  

On Wednesday, the Powerball drawing will be at $53 million.