Mega Millions Jackpot Soars To $654M With No Big Winner

14 October, 2018, 08:24 | Author: Eric Barnett
  • No Winning Mega Millions ticket jackpot now $654 million

The top Mega Millions jackpots of all time are $656 million in 2012 and $648 million a year later.

Lottery players will have a chance at the nation's ninth-largest jackpot when numbers are drawn for Friday's Mega Millions game. It was the 22nd consecutive draw without anyone matching all six numbers.

Friday night's jackpot was the third largest in Mega Millions history.

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.

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


Friday's drawing will be held at 10 p.m. A victor who opted for a cash payout would receive $309 million, minus taxes.

The Powerball drawing, set for Saturday at 10:59 p.m., has a jackpot of $314 million.

Mega Millions tickets cost $2 per play and there are a total of nine ways to win a prize, ranging from the jackpot down to $2.

The jackpot's been growing since it was last won July 24.

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