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No winning Mega Millions ticket in US, jackpot now $654 million

October 13, 2018 10:33 AM
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No winning Mega Millions ticket in US, jackpot now $654 million

In this photo, taken July 1, 2016, Mega Millions lottery tickets rest on a counter at a Pilot travel center near Burlington, North Carolina. (Photo by GERRY BROOME / AP)

DES MOINES, Iowa — No winning lottery ticket was sold for the Mega Millions drawing Friday night, meaning the jackpot climbs to $654 million.

Mega Millions officials say no tickets matched all six numbers to claim the estimated $548 million grand prize. The numbers were 4, 24, 46, 61, 70 and Mega Ball 7.

The next drawing will be Tuesday. The estimated jackpot for that drawing would be the fourth largest lottery prize in U.S. history.

The jackpot has been growing since July, when a group of California office workers won $543 million.

It costs $2 to play the game, but the odds of instant wealth aren’t good. The chance of matching all six numbers and winning the jackpot is one in 302.5 million.

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