Published: Sat, June 08, 2019
Finance | By Loren Pratt

Mega Millions Jackpot Surpasses Half A Billion Dollars For Friday Drawing

Mega Millions Jackpot Surpasses Half A Billion Dollars For Friday Drawing

There was no victor of the $444 million jackpot up for grabs in the last drawing, so Friday the prize rose to an estimated $530 million - the seventh-largest in the game's history. The cash option is about $343.9 million. The Megaplier was 3x.

This is the first jackpot in the game to exceed the $500 million mark since last year's record-setting $1.5 billion jackpot that was won in October.

Three other people matched the five white balls to each take the $1 million second prize.

Son tries to get out of dreaded summer-job talk by checking his Mega Millions ticket.


The latest Mega Millions jackpot began growing after a $50 million payout was won with a ticket purchased in Kansas City, Missouri, on March 12, according to theMega Millions website. Since then, 24 twice-weekly drawings have been held without a jackpot victor.

· The next Powerball drawing is Saturday night, June 8 with an estimated jackpot of $40 million and a cash option of $25.9 million.

Mega Millions is played in 44 states, Washington D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

There were two other tickets sold with five numbers, but missing the Mega number.

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