The Mega Millions jackpot for Friday's drawing has reached a record-high $900 million, making it the second-largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history, officials said.
The last time Mega Millions had a jackpot victor was July 24th.
This Mega Millions is the second largest USA lottery prize ever. That honor goes to a 2016 Powerball jackpot, which clocked in at $1.586 billion (although it was shared by three winners).More news: CDC: ‘Mystery Disease’ Sickening Kids In 22 States, Including New Jersey
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But unfortunately, there was no winning ticket for the $656 million jackpot. The advertised jackpot grew Wednesday morning to a record $868 million. Blake won half of the game's $42 million jackpot in October 2017.
Mega Millions is played in 44 US states, the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands. The cash option is usually favored by the winners.
On Friday, that would be a total of $513 million - before taxes, according to the Mega Millions website. On April 22, 2005, a Port Huron couple, Ralph and Mary Stebbins, won $208 million playing Mega Millions.
Mega Millions tickets for Friday's drawing may be purchased online at MichiganLottery.com and at the Lottery's 11,000 retailers around the state until 10:45 p.m.