Mega Millions grows to $548M making it third-largest jackpot in history


The Powerball Jackpot for Saturday night is worth $314 million as of Friday afternoon.

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The odds of turning a $2 Mega Millions ticket into a victor of any kind, including a $2 prize simply for matching the "Mega ball", are one in 24. No one has won since July.

The largest Mega Millions jackpot topped out at $656 million in 2012, followed by $648 million a year later.

A Mega Millions $548 million jackpot awaits lottery players when numbers are drawn for Friday night.

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The biggest prize won on a single ticket was for $543 million.

Right now, Tuesday's drawing comes with a cash option worth $372 million.

The Powerball jackpot is also on the rise. The Powerball lottery holds the overall record with a $1.586 billion payout in 2016. After Tuesday's picks this week, the jackpot climbed $78 million after no one matched all six numbers.

"It's a chance. You can't win unless you play", said Jamiu Kolawole after he received his free ticket.