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Mega Millions Jackpot Surpasses Half A Billion Dollars For Friday Drawing

Mega Millions Jackpot Surpasses Half A Billion Dollars For Friday Drawing”

A single winning ticket sold in the state matched all six numbers of the Mega Millions jackpot Friday night. Five balls are drawn from a set of balls numbered 1 through 70; the Mega ball is drawn from a set of balls numbered 1 through 25.

That comes with a cash option payout of $343.9 million, according to contest officials. The Megaplier was 3x. Those tickets were sold in Arizona, California and Washington.

In 2017, Mega Millions redesigned the game.

The Mega Millions lottery's latest jackpot has passed a half billion dollars, and now it's headed directly for someone's bank account in California.

The Oceanport man learned he won $1 million while on his way to lunch with his father. He claimed his prize on Tuesday and chose to take home the cash option of $223 million.

The Mega Millions jackpot hasn't been hit since March 12, when Hira Singh of Shawnee, Kansas, won the $50 million top prize with a ticket he bought at a QuikTrip in Kansas City, Missouri.

The estimated jackpot for the drawing is $530 million.

The Mega Millions lottery has players in 44 states, the District of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands. Tickets cost $2 each.



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