More than $1 billion up for grabs in upcoming lottery drawings

Alicia Cross
October 19, 2018

The cash option on this Mega Millions drawing is $372.6 million, since no one claimed the Mega Ball during Friday's drawing.

One "Match 5" victor was reported in Arkansas, according to the site.

Mega Millions drawings take place on Tuesdays and Fridays every week.

The previous record jackpot in Mega Millions was a $656 million prize that was shared by winners from Kansas, Illinois and Maryland in March 2012.

The chances of winning the third largest grand prize in US history are one in 88 quadrillion.

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The Mega Million jackpot is now up to $667 million, jumping an estimated $13 million Tuesday and making it the largest drawing in Mega Millions history. One lucky victor, Ashley Eggen of Elizabethtown, Ky., took in $1 million during Friday's drawing for matching the five-ball numbers drawn, according to NBC.

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The combined jackpots of the Mega Millions and Powerball have many people rushing to the closest convenience store, because in total they're worth close to $1 billion. "I mean, I am struggling to pay bills big time so it would definitely be helpful". That ticket is worth $5 million.

The $667 million is up for grabs in Tuesday's drawing. The odds of getting all six of numbers for that game is 1 in 292 million.

The next Powerball drawing will be held on Wednesday.

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