the third-largest jackpot reward ever awarded by Mega Millions.

The cash value of tonight's drawing is projected to be $576.8 million.

Over $1 billion has been won in the Mega Millions jackpot.

Players of the Texas Lottery are competing for the chance to become the state's next billionaire.

Texas continues to see a surge in Mega Millions purchases before tonight's drawing.

A participant from outside the state won the second-largest jackpot reward in the game.

A winning ticket for the same drawing that was sold in Plano and recently claimed was worth $1 million.

Since 2003, Texas has produced 13 Mega Millions jackpot winners.