Mega Millions jackpot jumps to $900 Million

Anna Jefferson
October 18, 2018

Friday night's drawing will now increase to at least $868 million or a cash lump sum of $494.5 million after no one won the entire jackpot.

Your chances of winning are slim to none, but it might be worth investing a few dollars in the Mega Millions contest in the United States before Friday's drawing.

This is the second-largest jackpot in United States history.

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The record lottery jackpot was a $1.6 billion Powerball prize won in January 2016.

The amount you will win is likely $0, because the odds of winning either jackpot are one in several hundred million. Blake won half of the game's $42 million jackpot in October 2017.

The $667 million jackpot refers to the annuity option, paid out over 29 years.

No winning Mega Millions ticket, jackpot now $654 million
The jackpot , the third-largest in Mega Millions history, soared after no one won the big prize in Tuesday night's drawing. The Mega Millions winning numbers will be drawn Friday night and Powerball's winning numbers will be drawn on Saturday.

Mega Millions says its previous record jackpot was a $656 million prize that was shared by winners from Kansas, Illinois and Maryland in March 2012.

Someone bought a $1 million winning ticket at the Circle K at 2580 Riverside Drive in Macon by matching the first five numbers without the Mega Ball. $559.7 million, Powerball, Jan. 6, 2018 (one ticket, New Hampshire) 9.

Still, even the combined total wouldn't break the record US lottery prize.

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That ticket was sold in Madisonville Kentucky, according to lottery officials.

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