Sixth-largest Mega Millions jackpot drawing set for Friday

The sixth-largest Mega Millions jackpot drawing is set to take place Friday night. After none won on Tuesday night, the jackpot rose to $940 million.

The odds of hitting the Mega Millions Jackpot are 1 in 302.5 million. It’s safe to say you don’t have to buy a lot of tickets to hit it big. On Tuesday, someone in the Charlotte area turned a $2 dollar ticket into $10,000.

Even if you don’t match all the numbers, your odds of winning some cash are 1 in 24.

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Friday’s drawing comes just two months after a player in California won a record $2.04 billion Powerball jackpot. Other players also won lottery prizes topping $1 billion in 2022 and 2021.

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The recent string of large jackpots is credited due to more difficult odds. Lottery officials approved changes to the Mega Millions that lengthened the odds from one in 258.9 million to one in 302.6 million.

Similar changes were made to Powerball back in October 2015, which worsened the odds from one in 175.2 million to one in 292.2 million.

>> Friday at 10:59 p.m. on Channel 9, tune in to watch the drawing of the sixth largest Mega Millions jackpot in U.S. history.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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