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While harder than ever to win, the current lottery jackpot is equally hard to ignore.
The potential winnings, currently at 586 million dollars, could rise quickly if there is no winner Tuesday. And with Christmas roughly a week away, the Mega Millions Jackpot could reach the billion dollar mark.
“It only takes one dollar to get in the game," explained Paula Otto, the Executive Director of the Virginia Lottery. "And, you only need one ticket to win – the one with the right six numbers.”
Speaking live with Otto, Piers Morgan joked about joining the fun himself:
“I’ll be out there, raiding my bank account to buy as many as I can."
As a member of the Lottery staff, Otto is not permitted to play. However, she appreciates the excitement of the game, and encourages the victors to be responsible with their spoils:
“We’ve certainly had a lot of winners who have gone on to do great things with their lottery winnings,” she said.
Watch the clip for more of Morgan's interview with Otto, including her explanation of the recently lengthened lottery odds, and for the next edition of "Piers Morgan Live," watch CNN every night at 9.
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