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Story by Sandy Kromeir - The Oregon Herald
Published on Tuesday January 4, 2011 - 11:53 AM
 
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Lottery players in Oregon, Washington and other states that participate in Mega Millions are getting the chance to vie for

The fourth-largest lottery prize in U.S. history is at hand, getting larger each minute. The big numbers will be drawn just before 8 p.m. Tuesday.

The big jackpot for Mega Millions tonight is up to $355 million egged on by fast sales and as a lump sum, the jackpot is now over $210 million.

For just one buck, this lottery is similar to Powerball as players attempt to win by matching five regular numbers and the Mega ball.

Other prizes range from $2 to $250,000. Drawings are held Tuesday and Friday nights. Players are hoping to win the big jackpot which has topped $390 million back in 2007.The game is available in 41 states.