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Mega Millions jackpot climbs to $1 billion


FILE – This July 1, 2016, file photo shows Mega Millions lottery tickets on a counter at a Pilot travel center near Burlington, N.C. After nearly three months without a winner, the Mega Millions lottery game has climbed to an estimated $654 million jackpot. Unfortunately, even as the big prize for its drawing Tuesday night, […]

The jackpot for Friday night’s Mega Millions jackpot has reached $1 billion, the largest prize in the game’s history.

It’s now the second biggest lottery in U.S. history, trailing only a 2016 Powerball prize that reached $1.58 billion.

The lump sum cash prize for a single winner of Friday night’s draw would be $565.6 million.

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