Mega Millions jackpot up to $400 million, numbers drawn Tuesday night

BALTIMORE - Feeling lucky?

It may be the day after St. Patrick’s Day, but the Mega Millions jackpot is climbing.

Maryland Lottery officials said the jackpot is up to $400 million, with a $224.8 million cash option. The winning numbers will be drawn Tuesday night.

The winner can choose between a 29-year annuity -- $9.13 million a year after taxes -- or the cash option.  If the winner chooses the cash option, he or she will walk away with $148.93 million after taxes.

Maryland would win big as well, collecting $19.67 million in tax revenue, lottery officials said.

The retailer who sells the winning ticket would also receive a $100,000 bonus.

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