$1.25 billion is the Mega Millions jackpot.
The Mega Millions jackpot has surpassed $1 billion.
This makes it the second-largest lottery prize in U.S. history
The jackpot has been growing since September 2020
The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 302.5 million
The next drawing will take place on Tuesday, January 19th
The cash option for the jackpot is $739.6 million
The largest lottery prize in U.S. history was a $1.586 billion Powerball jackpot in 2016