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Mega Millions and Powerball lottery tickets are seen on July 19, 2023 in San Gabriel, California.
Just days after a Powerball ticket raked in just over $1 billion, the Mega Millions lottery is nearing a similar grand prize after no ticket won the jackpot in Friday’s drawing.
The numbers drawn were 29-40-47-50-57 and the Mega Ball was 25.
According to Mega Millions, there were eight tickets that matched the first five numbers, each netting a $1 million prize. Tickets were sold in California, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina and New Jersey.
The next drawing on Tuesday will have an estimated jackpot of $820 million, the lottery said, with a $422 million lump sum up for grabs.
This is the fifth-largest Mega Millions lottery in its history, with the jackpot surpassing $1 billion four times before – most recently a $1.348 billion ticket was sold in Maine in January. In 2018, a record $1.537 billion Mega Millions jackpot was won in South Carolina.
The chances of winning the grand prize are certainly high – about 1 in 302.5 million. But residents of 45 states, the District of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands can still enter before Tuesday’s drawing at 11:00 p.m. ET.