Mega Millions jackpot soars to $548M for Friday’s drawing

Daniel Fowler
October 14, 2018

Friday's numbers were 4, 24, 46, 61, 70 and Mega Ball 7.

With the Mega Millions jackpot rising to $548 million for Friday's drawing at 8 p.m.

No winning lottery ticket was sold for the Mega Millions drawing Friday night, meaning the massive jackpot now soars to $654 million.

The jackpot is the third-largest in the game's history and the odds of winning are 302,000,000 to one.

The prize money increased by $78 million when no one won Tuesday's drawing.

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Need a lucky spot to get your Mega Millions ticket? A victor who opted for a cash payout would receive $309 million, minus taxes.

The $548 million jackpot refers to the annuity option, paid out over 29 years.

The last victor to take home a Mega Millions jackpot above $500 million was a group of 11 coworkers on a ticket sold in California in July. The current Powerball jackpot has ballooned to $314 million.

Mega Millions is played in 44 states including Colorado as well as Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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