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Mega Millions jackpot surges to $1.28B, but still not the biggest in US history
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The more than $1 billion Mega Millions lottery jackpot has officially become the second-largest prize in the 20-year history of Mega Millions ahead of Friday's drawing.
If someone nabs the prize, now estimated at $1.28 billion, with a cash value of $747.2 million, they will also be taking home the third largest U.S. lottery prize in history.
The pot had already surpassed the $1 billion mark on Tuesday after no one matched all six winning numbers.
Friday's drawing will be the 30th drawing for the jackpot, which has grown exponentially since April 15. According to lottery officials, Mega Millions lottery jackpots start at $20 million and grow based on game sales and interest rates.
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The odds of winning are exceptionally steep — about 1 in 302,575,350 according to lottery officials — though someone will eventually win.