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Mega Millions Jackpot Now Fourth-Largest In History At $344 Million

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Dec 10 (Reuters) - The fourth-largest jackpot in the history of the Mega Millions lottery will be up for grabs on Tuesday, when numbers will be drawn for a top prize of $344 million.

No one has won the jackpot in more than two months, pushing the purse steadily higher, although it remains well below the record-setting $656 million won on March 30, 2012. The next largest prizes in the 17-year history of Mega Millions were worth $390 million and $380 million.

In Tuesday's drawing, scheduled for 11 p.m. E.T. (0400 GMT Wednesday), a winner would have the choice of taking the full amount in an annuity or a cash prize of $184 million, according to game's website.

(Reporting By Elizabeth Dilts; Editing by Bernard Orr)

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