Mega Millions Jackpot Soars to $900 Million, Second-Highest

October 17, 2018 12:35 PM

The video above aired Tuesday before the drawing.


The Mega Millions jackpot is now up to $900 million.

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Lottery officials raised the estimated prize Wednesday, less than a day after another drawing without a winner increased the prize to $868 million.

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Officials say no tickets matched all six numbers to claim the Mega Millions prize Tuesday night. The numbers were 3, 45, 49, 61, 69 and Mega Ball 9.

RELATED: No Winning Mega Millions Ticket; Jackpot Climbs to $868M

The next drawing will be Friday. The estimated jackpot for that drawing would be the second-largest lottery prize in U.S. history.

The largest lottery jackpot was a $1.6 billion Powerball prize won in January 2016.

The jackpot has been growing since July, when some California office workers won $543 million.

RELATED: Mega Millions Results for $667M Jackpot

The odds of winning the jackpot aren't good, at one in 302.5 million.

Mega Millions is played in 44 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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