Published: Mon, October 15, 2018
Money | By Ethel Goodwin

Mega Millions winning numbers announced for $548 million jackpot

Mega Millions winning numbers announced for $548 million jackpot

Numbers have been drawn for a lottery jackpot that would be the ninth-largest lottery in USA history.

The estimated $654 million total is the second-highest in the game's history. The drawing is at 10:59 p.m. Friday night and you can buy tickets up until 10:45 p.m.at retailers or online.

The jackpot has grown since July, the last time a winning ticket was sold.

The Mega Millions jackpot is approaching $470 million.

NY has sold the most Mega Millions jackpot winnings in game history, with 35 wins in the last 16 years.

Matching four white balls and the Mega Ball will get you $10,000. A victor who opted for a cash payout would receive $309 million, minus taxes. There were 37 tickets that matched four white balls plus the Mega Ball on Tuesday.

Saturday's jackpot has a cash option of $179.4 million. Alaska, Hawaii, Nevada, Utah, Alabama and MS do not participate.

The Powerball jackpot climbed after no one matched all six numbers Wednesday night, but three lucky winners matched the first five numbers for a cool $1 million. That jackpot has reached an estimated $314 million.

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