The one-time cash option is just over $308 million dollars.
That means despite Tuesday's jackpot being smaller, the victor will still take home a higher sum of money.
The odds of winning both jackpots are one in 75 quadrillion - that's 15 zeros - according to data scientists at Allstate.
A sign displays that the Mega Millions Lottery prize is estimated at $522 million, before the drawing, at a newsstand in the Brooklyn, New York City, US, July 2018.
The largest Mega Millions lottery grand prize was $656 million in 2012.
The victor has one year to come forward and claim the money.
A Mega Millions ticket worth $522 million was bought in California, but two others worth $1 million each were sold in New Jersey. The Mega Millions pot is the fifth largest in that game's history. Two tickets, sold in MA and Texas, are worth $3 million each because of the optional Megaplier. Two of the second prize tickets included the megaplier and are worth $3 million.
The jackpot will reset for Friday's drawing to $40 million.