With No Winner Friday, Mega Millions Jackpot Soars To $654 Million

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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.

Friday night's Mega Millions drawing is worth $548 million to a single victor.

The prize is the second-highest in the game's history and has a lump sum option of $372.6 million.

Friday's drawing was the 23rd time no one matched all six numbers.

Teja said games with large prizes generate large interest throughout the country, though MA ranks first in per-capita spending on the lottery.

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The $470 million prize came with a $265.3 million cash payout option, according to Mega Millions.

The jackpot is the third-largest in the game's history and the odds of winning are 302,000,000 to one.

Those winning tickets were sold in California, Colorado, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

The next Mega Millions drawing, scheduled for Tuesday, will be worth an estimated $654 million, officials said. That drawing is set to be held after 10 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 13). That jackpot has reached an estimated $314 million.

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