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Mega Millions jackpot nears $1 billion: Next drawing tonight!

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As there have been no Mega Millions jackpot winners since April, the grand prize has swelled to an estimated $910 million, making it the fifth-largest in the lottery’s history. With a cash option of $464.2 million, the upcoming drawing on Friday will give players another chance to win this substantial amount. The jackpot has been building since the last win in Syracuse, New York on April 18, where a lucky player claimed a $20 million prize.

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The most recent Mega Millions drawing on Tuesday did not yield a jackpot winner but did result in two Match 5 $1 million winners in Maryland and a Match 5 + Megaplier $4 million winner in Texas. Tickets for the Mega Millions lottery cost $2 per play, and players win the jackpot by correctly matching all six winning numbers in the draw. The current jackpot, still unclaimed, is the fifth-largest in the history of Mega Millions, following prizes ranging from $656 million to $1.537 billion.

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