Mega Millions Jackpot Rises to $1.6 Billion After Friday's Drawing

Mega Millions Jackpot Rises to $1.6 Billion After Friday's Drawing

Mega Millions Jackpot Rises to $1.6 Billion After Friday's Drawing

Mega Millions tickets are sold in 44 USA states, the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands.

People line up in the hallway of a midtown New York City office building to buy Mega Millions tickets on Friday.

More than 508,700 players won prizes ranging from $2 to $1,000,000 in this Mega Millions drawing. Matching all six numbers leads to winning the $1 billion jackpot, and matching some combinations of the numbers pays out smaller prizes.

Mega Millions tickets are sold in 44 states as well as Washington, D.C., and the Virgin Islands. The next Powerball drawing will be Saturday. The odds of winning the jackpot are about one in 302 million but, with so many tickets being purchased, the likelihood of rollover becomes increasingly slim.

No one hit the Mega Millions jackpot Friday night. One person won $20,000 from a ticket sold at Cumberland Farms in Scarborough, with 34,211 other ticket holders taking home a total of $180,588 in prizes.


Winners of the jackpot could take the cash option and walk away with $905 million or have the jackpot paid out over 29 years. The second-biggest jackpot in United States history was also in the Powerball draw, a $758.7m prize won in August 2017 by a hospital worker in MA.

Tickets cost $2 unless you opt for the "Megaplier", which raises the price to $3.

The retailer also will received $10,000 for selling the winning ticket.

The jackpot grew more than $400 million since Tuesday night, when the payout would have been $667 million.

The good news, you have another chance to win.

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