Mega Millions draws for $548M

Mega Millions draws for $548M

Friday's jackpot is likely to beat the third-highest total of $540 million from July 2016, depending on ticket sales.

The Mega Millions jackpot climbs to $654 million after no one won the $548 million in Friday's drawing. It is also one of the top ten largest jackpots in US history.

There was a $3 million winning ticket sold in Arkansas.

"It's a chance. You can't win unless you play", said Jamiu Kolawole after he received his free ticket. Others said they'd also pay off debts and give to charity.

This weekend's Mega Millions tickets will be available for $2 per ticket and can be purchased until 10:45 tonight in MA.

The last victor to take home a Mega Millions jackpot above $500 million was a group of 11 coworkers on a ticket sold in California in July. Tickets are sold at retail outlets or online, and cut-off 59 minutes before the drawing.

The winning numbers for Saturday night were 11, 14, 32, 43 and 65, with a Powerball number of 15, according to the official Powerball website. Not bad for a couple of $2 tickets.

The $548 million prize in Friday's drawing refers to the annuity option, which is awarded in 30 payouts.

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