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Mega Millions $548 Million Jackpot Awaits Friday Drawing

Mega Millions $548 Million Jackpot Awaits Friday Drawing

The Mega Millions jackpot jumped to $548 million. (Karen Foley/Dreamstime.com)

Thursday, 11 October 2018 06:32 AM

A Mega Millions $548 million jackpot awaits lottery players when numbers are drawn for Friday night. For those counting, that's more than a half-billion.

The prize would be the largest jackpot in more than nine months. Players who buy $2 tickets face extremely long odds, with a one in 302.5 million chance of matching all six numbers.

The Mega Millions prize has grown so large because no one has won the jackpot since July 24, when 11 co-workers from the San Francisco Bay Area joined an office pool and hit the winning numbers for a $543 million payoff.

The $548 million prize in Friday's drawing refers to the annuity option, which is awarded in 30 payouts. A winner who opted for a cash payout would receive $309 million, minus taxes.

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A Mega Millions $548 million jackpot awaits lottery players when numbers are drawn for Friday night. For those counting, that's more than a half-billion.
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