If you're thinking about playing the lottery today would be a good day to try your luck. The New York Lottery announced that tonight's jackpot is the fifth largest in US History! The jackpot has climbed to $512 million and could get bigger before the drawing at 11 pm.

If your ticket is the only winning ticket, the cash payout will be $303.4 million. But don't get your hopes up too much! According to WGRZ, your chances of winning the Mega Millions jackpot is 302,575,350 to 1. But hey, you can't win if you don't play!

Learn more about the Mega Millions and the New York Lottery here.