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Mega Millions jackpot hits 8 million second-largest in US history

Mega Millions jackpot hits 8 million second-largest in US history

While the advertised jackpot is $868 million the actual cash prize would be $494.5 million unless someone is patient enough to collect the winnings over 29 years with the annuity option. The next drawing is 8 p.m. Friday.

The odds of winning Tuesday night's MegaMillions drawing are one in 302.5 million.

Winning Mega Millions numbers in the October 16 drawing were: 3-45-49-61-69 and a Mega Ball of 9.

The lottery prize was the country's third highest on record, trailing two Powerball jackpots, including a $1.586 billion payout in 2016.

The Mega Millions prize was already giant, but now it's even bigger.

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Officials say no tickets matched all six numbers to claim the Mega Millions prize Tuesday night.

Nine tickets matched the five white balls to win the game's second prize. The estimated jackpot for that drawing would be the second-largest single lottery prize in USA history. The cash option, which is favored by almost all winners, is $380 million. The previous record was $656 million, shared by winners in 2012 in three states.

Mega Millions is played in Texas, 43 other states plus Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Alaska, Hawaii, Nevada, Utah, Alabama and MS do not participate. $559.7 million, Powerball, Jan. 6, 2018 (one ticket, New Hampshire) 9.

Of course, you could also enter the Powerball drawing on Wednesday.

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