But, before you count your money, keep in mind how long the odds are of actually winning. The chances of matching all six numbers is a whopping 1 in 175,711,536, while the odds of matching five numbers minus the Mega number is 1 in 3,904,700.
Still, sales of lottery tickets show no signs of slowing, even in our weak economy.
"Sales for us are about where they were at last year at this time. It really hasn't increased our sales or decreased them," said Sarah Cummins, Illinois Lottery.
If nobody wins Tuesday night, Friday's drawing will be worth a staggering $346 million.