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Mega Millions Now $900 Million, Could Climb Higher

October 17, 2018 - 1:04 pm

DALLAS (KRLD) - The second-largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history is getting even bigger.

On Wednesday, lottery officials boosted the estimated prize for Friday's Mega Millions multi-state lottery drawing to $900 million.  The hike came less than a day after Mega Millions rolled over without a jackpot winner for the 24th consecutive drawing Tuesday night.

The numbers from Tuesday night:

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The cash option for Friday's jackpot is up to $513.4 million.  The current Mega Millions prize is second in history only to a $1.58 billion dollar Powerball jackpot that was split three ways in January 2016.

Depending on sales, the estimated Mega Millions jackpot could be adjusted again ahead of Friday's drawing.​