Mega Millions Jackpot Reaches $400 Million

The last winner was drawn on Oct. 1.

Credit: Patch File Photo
Credit: Patch File Photo
By Adam Bednar

After no one won the Mega Millions drawing on Tuesday the jackpot for Friday surged to $400 million, the second-largest jackpot in the game’s history.

If one ticket hits all six numbers, the winner will have the choice of being paid in 30 annual payments, or taking about $216.4 million before takes in a one-time cash payout.

"The strong sales of Mega Millions tickets mean more than just an exciting jackpot," Paul Otto, lead director for Mega Millions group said in a news release. "They mean greater profits to benefit each state in which Mega Millions is played."

There hasn’t been a jackpot winner since Oct. 1. The odd of wining the jackpot are one in 259 million.  


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