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Mega Millions jackpot balloons to nearly a billion!

Mega Millions jackpot balloons to nearly a billion!

Friday, October 19, 2018

Mega Millions jackpot shop up to a record $970,000,000! The Mega Millions jackpot soared to nearly a billion mark for Friday night's drawing. U.S. history will mark it as the second-largest lottery jackpot. The sharp rise comes only a couple of days after no ticket matched the winning numbers drawn on Tuesday. A $430 million Powerball jackpot is up for grabs as well when those numbers are chosen around 11 p.m. ET Saturday night. Mega Millions Tuesday's draw came up with 3, 45, 49, 61, 69 and a Mega Ball of 9 for a then $667 million jackpot. Early the next day it had increased to $868,000,000 while later in the day officials raised it to $900 million. It is estimated that the cash value for Friday night’s jackpot will be $548.6 million. The jackpot keeps going up as no one has hit it since July 24, when 11 Californian workers shared $543 million, the biggest prize ever won on a single ticket in the lottery game Mega Millions confirmed that its previous record high jackpot was a $656 million that was split between the winners from Maryland, Illinois, and Kansas in March 2012. As Gordon Medenica, Mega Millions lead director said in a press release about Tuesday night's draw, "Everyone is talking about the jackpot and running out to buy tickets for tonight's drawing."

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