Mega Millions jackpot climbs to estimated $654 million

No one won the $548 million jackpot in Friday night’s Mega Millions drawing. That means the estimated jackpot climbs to $654 million, which would be the fourth-largest prize in U.S. history. 

The jackpot has been growing since it was last won July 24. The next drawing will be Tuesday. 

Here is look at the 10 largest U.S. jackpots that have been won and the states where the winning tickets were sold: 

  • 1. $1.6 billion, Powerball, Jan. 13, 2016 (three tickets, from California, Florida, Tennessee) 
  • 2. $758.7 million, Powerball, Aug. 23, 2017 (one ticket, from Massachusetts) 
  • 3. $656 million, Mega Millions, March 30, 2012 (three tickets, from Kansas, Illinois and Maryland) 
  • 4. $648 million, Mega Millions, Dec. 17, 2013 (two tickets, from California and Georgia) 
  • 5. $590.5 million, Powerball, May 18, 2013 (one ticket, from Florida) 
  • 6. $587.5 million, Powerball, Nov. 28, 2012 (two tickets, from Arizona and Missouri) 
  • 7. $564.1 million, Powerball, Feb. 11, 2015 (three tickets, from North Carolina, Puerto Rico and Texas) 
  • 8. $559.7 million, Powerball, Jan. 6, 2018 (one ticket, New Hampshire) 
  • 9. $543 million, Mega Millions, July 24, 2018 (one ticket, California) 
  • 10. $536 million, Mega Millions, July 8, 2016 (one ticket, from Indiana) 

How to play Mega Millions

Mega Millions tickets cost $2 per play and there are a total of nine ways to win a prize, ranging from the jackpot down to $2. You can play Mega Millions in 46 localities: 44 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The odds of winning a jackpot remain abysmal at 1 in 258.9 million for Mega Millions and 1 in 292.2 million for Powerball.  

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