Mega Millions players have chance at US’s 9th largest prize

Irving Hamilton
October 14, 2018

Mega Millions drawing is Friday night and the jackpot has reached $548 million.

Numbers will be drawn Friday night for a chance at the estimated $548 million Mega Millions prize.

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An in-state Megabucks Doubler drawing will also take place tomorrow for an estimated $3.3 million in winnings.

Since 2000, the store has sold three multi-million-dollar jackpot tickets, the owners said, as well as dozens more winners of $1,000 or more.

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

Meanwhile, Powerball, which will be drawn on Saturday, has climbed to $314 million. 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 jackpot is approaching $470 million.

The jackpot's been growing since it was last won July 24. The odds of winning are about 300 million-to-1.

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