With a record-breaking jackpot at stake, people across the country run out of last minute Mega Millions tickets to win a $ 1.6 billion shot. However, with the drawing just hours away, the clock tickles the lottery to buy tickets.
On Tuesday, the Mega Millions drawing will take place at 11.00. EDT and a winner will possibly be chosen to receive a life-changing amount of money. Although the jackpot is available to ticket buyers nationwide, lottery rules vary from state to state, including shortened time to buy tickets.
For lotteries that fall between the second sunday of March and the first Saturday of November, lottery ticket sales in Arizona end at 1
Sale in Arkansas end at. 9.45. CDT on the subscription date.
Californians have the opportunity to buy lottery tickets at kl. 19.45. PDT, 15 minutes before drawing.
Ticket sales will end in Colorado at 7.30pm. MDT on tuesday and friday drawing nights.
On drawing nights, Connecticut buyers must secure their ticket at. 10:45. EDT
People hope their winning lottery ticket awaits them in Delaware to buy one at 9:45 p.m. EDT on the subscription date.
Game sales closes at 10:00. EDT in Florida and will remain closed until 10:05 pm. EDT, when tickets will continue to be sold to the next drawing.
Mega Millions tickets are sold at noon. 10:45. EDT in Georgia on the days they are drawn, and until 1:00 EDT every other day.
In Idaho, players can buy tickets up to one hour and five minutes prior to a draw at night in a draw. For a 11:00 p.m. EDT drawing, ticket sale ends at 07:55 p.m. MDT.
Tickets are sold in Illinois until kl. 9.45. EDT on the subscription date.
Although many states allow tickets to be sold at noon. 10:45. EDT, in Indiana, is cut by 10:44 p.m. EDT.
Sale for the Mega Millions Lottery ends at 8:49 p.m. CDT in Iowa.
Players have at 8:59 p.m. CDT on the day of drawing to buy a lottery ticket in Kansas.
at 9:45 pm. CDT, Kentucky lottery ticket sales are stopped until after the drawing takes place.
In order to qualify to win, tickets must be purchased at 9:00 pm CDT on the subscription date in Louisiana.
Ticket sale ends at. 9:50. EDT on the subscription date in Maine.
In Maryland, the sale of lottery tickets is cut by approx. 15 minutes before drawing.
Massachusetts lottery tickets are sold at 10:45 pm on the day of the draw.
Lottery tickets are sold in Michigan until kl. 10:45. EDT on the subscription date.
Lottery wins hopeful in Minnesota must secure their ticket by 9:00 p.m. CDT.
Ticket sale ends at 8:59 p.m. CDT in Missouri on the subscription date and remain closed until 10:00 AM CDT.
Montana stores are required to stop selling lottery tickets at 08:00. MDT on the subscription date.
Tickets can not be bought for the night drawing after 9pm. 9.00. CDT on the day of a drawing in Nebraska.
The sale is cut off in New Hampshire for Mega Millions at 9:50 pm. EDT on the day of the draw.
New Jerseyans must only have their ticket in their possession at. 10:45. EDT on the day of draw to be eligible to win.
at 8:45 p.m. MDT at night by a drawing, New Mexico lottery ticket sales are cut off.
Ticket sale ends for the night's drawing at 10:45. On Tuesdays and Fridays in New York.
If you are playing in North Carolina, you must buy a ticket before noon. 10:45. at night of the drawing.
Drawings in North Dakota will be held at 10:00 CDT and qualified tickets bought a lot before 8:58 p.m. CDT.
Ohio lottery ticket sale for Mega Millions cut by 10:45. EDT when the lottery is drawn on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
In Oklahoma, tickets must be purchased by noon. 8:59. CDT on the night of the drawing.
Mega Millions players in Oregon have until. 07:00. PDT on Tuesdays and Fridays to qualify to win that night.
Ticket sale ends at. 9:59. EDT on draw days in Pennsylvania.
Tickets for the Mega Millions drawing can be purchased at any time until. 9.50. EDT on nights as a drawing takes place. South Carolina
In South Carolina, adults over 18 must buy a ticket before 10:00 EDT on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Tickets must be purchased by 9:00 AM. for South Dakotans in the Central Time Zone and at 8:00 for those in the mountainside area.
Tennessee lottery tickets are sold at noon. 9.45. CDT on Tuesdays and Fridays when the drawing takes place.
Ticket sale is stopped between kl. 9.45. CDT and 10:15 p.m. CDT in Texas on days of drawing.
In Vermont, people have arrived at noon. 9:50 p.m. Virginia
Virginia dealers stop selling tickets for drawings Tuesday and Friday at. 10:45. EDT the day of the draw.
Tickets for people in Washington must be purchased at. 19.45. PDT on draw nights.
Tickets in the nation's capital are sold till kl. 10:45. EDT on the subscription date.
In West Virginia, Mega Million's sale ends at 09:59. UTT every Tuesday and Thursday.
On Tuesdays and Fridays, tickets in Wisconsin can only be purchased at noon. 9.00. CDT.
Ticket sales in Wyoming at 8:00 p.m. MDT and the drawing take place at 9:00 AM MDT.
On days of lottery drawings, especially when the jackpot is as big as Tuesday's drawing, it may be a rush to get tickets at the last minute. It's important to remember that cut times are for when tickets are sold, not when a person turns out to buy a ticket. So, if it's a long line and it's near the edge, it's possible that a person could get to the front and be late.
Only six states do not sell Mega Millions lottery tickets – Alaska, Hawaii, Nevada, Utah, Mississippi and Alabama. Tickets can also be purchased at the US Virgin Islands.