Mega Millions jackpot soars to $548 million ahead of Friday night drawing

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

The Mega Millions jackpot climbs to $654 million after no one won the $548 million in Friday's drawing.

The odds of turning a $2 Mega Millions ticket into a victor of any kind, including a $2 prize simply for matching the "Mega ball", are one in 24.

California is in second place, with 30 wins in its 13 years of participation in the game, and New Jersey comes in third, with 20 winning jackpot tickets sold since 2002.

Mega Millions officials say no tickets matched all six numbers to claim the estimated $548 million grand prize.

If you can't wait, tonight's Powerball drawing is for 314-million.

A group of 11 office workers in San Jose, CA, who made a "spur of the moment" decision to pool together, beat the odds and won July's jackpot of $543 million.

Numbers have been drawn for a lottery jackpot that would be the ninth-largest lottery in USA history.

The jackpot has been growing since it was last won on July 24.

In order to win the jackpot, you'll need to match all five white balls and the yellow Mega ball.

Matching four white balls and the Mega Ball will get you $10,000. Most winners opt for cash, which for Friday night's drawing would be an estimated $309 million.

And there's always a chance a victor might stay anonymous, thanks to a recent Powerball jackpot victor in New Hampshire.

The top Mega Millions jackpots of all-time: $656 million in 2012 and $648 million a year later. With the big jackpot in March 2018 that was about $521 million (and we've now surpassed that amount, ) we actually didn't find out if anyone won until the next morning.

Mega Millions is played in 44 states as well as Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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