'Tis the Season to Play Mega Millions

One lucky winner could claim the fourth biggest jackpot in history just in time for the holidays.
3:00 | 12/16/13

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holiday megamania. We're counting down to tuesday fight's megamillions drawing. Look at the clock. One day, 15 hours, 44 minutes and counting. The excitement is building. With $500 million up for grabs, linsey davis doing some window shopping at maserati of manhattan. Reporter: How about this for a ride, santa? This is a fabulous ride. I'm going to ask mrs. Claus to put this on my list. Reporter: I've done the math. You could afford to buy 3640 of these babies, plus still have enough money leftover to move the workshop somewhere warmer. Ho, ho, ho, ho, ho. Reporter: Forget foughty or nice. The megamillions half bill dollar jackpot doesn't discrimin discriminate. It just so happens that this $550 million jackpot, the fourth biggest in history, is swelling in size just as we head into the holidays. Yea. If we don't have a winner this tuesday, we don't have a winner this friday, we're going to have to b some new billboards. Because our billboards don't go past $1 billion. Reporter: The odds of winning used to be 1 in 176 million. They're now roughly 1 in 259 million. That's because megamillions changed the game. 5 of the 6 balls ranged from 1 to 56. They now go from 1 to 75. We've gone 21 drawings now, since october, without having a jackpot winner. Reporter: As it stands, the cash option is worth $295 mill. Enough to buy the ultimate gift for everyone on your list. You could unrap this mansion and how's this for a stocking stuffer? A 1954 mercedes-benz. The roughly $30 million price tag makes it the most expensive car sold at auction. You could afford about four of them and still visit the workshop at the north pole in your own private gulf stream jet. If nobody wins on tuesday, or friday, the next drawing could be christmas eve. Someone could wake up christmas morning a newly minted billionaire. Can we get another ho, ho, ho? They want another one. Oh, they wanted another one. Want to give it to us. Ho, ho, ho. This cold weather is not going to keep people from going out to buy tickets.

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