Mega Millions Climbs to an Astounding $654 Million

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The $548 million Mega Millions jackpot numbers were drawn on Friday night as 70, 24, 46, 4, 61 with a Mega Ball of 7.

A lucky player could soon overcome remarkably bad odds to win the ninth-largest lottery jackpot in USA history. Those winning tickets were sold in California, Colorado, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. The jackpot climbed $78 million after no one matched all six numbers Tuesday night.

If you can't wait, tonight's Powerball drawing is for 314-million.

The drawing on Tuesday would have granted the victor the sixth-largest Mega Millions jackpot in history.

The grand prize increased to the third-largest jackpot in the lottery's history, after no tickets matched all the numbers in the Tuesday drawing.

Win them both and, well, you'd make history. and earn $862 million.

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In order to win the jackpot, you'll need to match all five white balls and the yellow Mega ball.

The cash option for Friday night: $309 million.

If you're looking for a tiny hint: the numbers 17 and 12 have been drawn twice as Mega Balls since August 31.

The prize is the second-highest in the game's history and has a lump sum option of $372.6 million. Three winners across three states split the record $656 million prize.

Mega Millions is heading into "mega" territory.

Mega Millions is available in 44 states, plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. With the big jackpot in March 2018 that was about $521 million (and we've now surpassed that amount, ) we actually didn't find out if anyone won until the next morning.

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