Mega Millions jackpot soars to $1 billion


The Mega Millions jackpot climbed to a whopping $1 billion Friday — making it the largest jackpot in the game’s history.

It is the second time a lottery jackpot has reached $1 billion, according to lottery officials. In 2016, Powerball had a $1.5 billion prize.

The cash value of the Mega Millions jackpot is $565.6 million.

Those looking to get rich quick have until 10:45 p.m. Friday to purchase tickets. The live drawing will be televised at 11 p.m.

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