Published: Sun, October 14, 2018
Money | By Ralph Mccoy

US Mega Millions lotto drawing Friday offers awful odds, huge jackpot

US Mega Millions lotto drawing Friday offers awful odds, huge jackpot

The lottery says it will give away 250 tickets for the $548 million drawing at the Kroger located at 3101 Richmond Road beginning at 1:30 p.m. Friday.

The next drawing will be Tuesday.

A Mega Millions $548 million jackpot awaits lottery players when numbers are drawn for Friday night.

Mega Millions' record haul was a $656 million jackpot shared by people in three states in 2012. Most winners opt for cash, which for Friday night's drawing would be an estimated $309 million.

Four tickets matched all five white balls Tuesday to earn the second prize, and 37 matched four white balls and the Mega Ball for a third-place prize.

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It's not yet known whether anyone had bought a winning ticket.

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

No one has matched the numbers since July 24, when an office pool in Santa Clara, California won.

Mega Millions is played in 44 states as well as Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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