Mega Millions jackpost climbs to $654M

No winner in Mega Millions Friday

Lottery players will have a chance at the nation's ninth-largest jackpot when numbers are drawn for Friday's Mega Millions game. It would also be the fourth-largest winning jackpot in USA history, with two Powerball drawings outranking the highest Mega Millions totals.

The Kentucky Lottery is giving away hundreds of Mega Millions tickets ahead of Friday's big drawing.

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Mega Millions tickets cost $2 per play and there are a total of nine ways to win a prize, ranging from the jackpot down to $2.

The Mega Millions jackpot is approaching $470 million.

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"When a (Powerball) jackpot or Mega Millions goes over $500 million, that's when you really start seeing an uptick in sales of those games", Teja said. The payout was $309.2 million as the cash option. Friday's numbers were 4, 24, 46, 61, 70 and Mega Ball 7.

Saturday's jackpot has a cash option of $179.4 million.

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Ireland will bear the brunt of the storm, but gusts of 80mph are expected in parts of Scotland, with up to 10cm of rain falling. The storm is expected to bring heavy rain between 6am on Friday and 6pm on Saturday, particularly over south-facing hills.

There were no winners in Saturday night's Powerball drawing, so the next drawing, scheduled for Wednesday, will be worth an estimated $345 million, Powerball officials said. The odds of hitting the Powerball jackpot are 292,201,388 to 1.

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