No Winning Mega Millions ticket, jackpot now $654 million

Nobody won Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot grand prize rises to $654 million

With the Mega Millions jackpot rising to $548 million for Friday's drawing at 8 p.m.

The top prize reached $548 million, with a one-time cash option of $309 million.

Mega Millions jackpot prize totals climb each drawing when no players claim a ideal six-number match to the drawing.

Friday's drawing was the 23rd time no one matched all six numbers.

An in-state Megabucks Doubler drawing will also take place tomorrow for an estimated $3.3 million in winnings. Not bad for a couple of $2 tickets. A victor who opted for a cash payout would receive $309 million, minus taxes.

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The Mega Millions jackpot is approaching $470 million.

Friday's winning numbers numbers were 4-24-46-61-70 and a Mega Ball of 7. The most recent Mega Ball was 18 on Tuesday night.

A lucky player could soon overcome remarkably bad odds to win the ninth-largest lottery jackpot in US history. Saturday night's drawing was worth $314 million, provided someone held the ticket that matched all five numbers plus the Powerball.

Saturday's jackpot has a cash option of $179.4 million. The odds of hitting the Powerball jackpot are 292,201,388 to 1.

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