With No Winner Friday, Mega Millions Jackpot Soars To $654 Million

No winner in Mega Millions Friday

Because no one won the Friday night Mega Millions jackpot, the next jackpot is estimated to be worth $654 million, with an up-front cash option of $372 million.

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It's not yet known whether anyone had bought a winning ticket. The jackpot climbed $78 million after no one matched all six numbers Tuesday night.

The Mega Millions drawing takes place Tuesday and Fridays at 11 p.m.

The drawing on Tuesday would have granted the victor the sixth-largest Mega Millions jackpot in history.

The estimated jackpot for that drawing would be the fourth largest lottery prize in US history.

Win them both and, well, you'd make history. and earn $862 million.

The jackpot victor will need to match numbers on all five white balls and the Mega Ball.

The cash option for Friday night: $309 million.

Matching four white balls and the Mega Ball will get you $10,000.

The $314 million ranks as the 24th-highest in the game's history and the 41st-highest combined jackpot ever i the U.S. The most recent Mega Ball was 18 on Tuesday night.

Even when a victor is eventually announced, it could still take a while before we find out their identity (if ever.) The time they have to claim their prize varies by the state.

The second-largest jackpot was $648 million. Numbers will be drawn Friday night, October 12, 2018 for a chance at the estimated $548 million Mega Millions prize.

Mega Millions is available in 44 states, plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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