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Mega Millions Jackpot Soars to $144M for Friday Drawing

The Powerball jackpot is up to $40 million


The Mega Millions jackpot is well into the triple digits now, reaching $144 million for Friday’s drawing.

Mega Millions JackpotThe Aug. 12 drawing did not produce a winner who matched all six numbers — and, in fact, didn’t even produce a match of five numbers, which would’ve paid out $1 million. The winning numbers for that drawing were 32-53-60-63-68, the Gold Mega Ball was 06 and the Megaplier was 4.

The new jackpot of $144 million translates into a cash option of $84 million

The last Mega Millions jackpot winner was a Texas participant who won $33 million on June 27.

Mega Millions’ biggest competitor, Powerball, is sitting on a $50 million jackpot for its next drawing, which will come at 10:59 p.m. Saturday. No one matched all numbers for Wednesday’s drawing; the last Powerball winner came just a week ago, on Aug. 9 when a Colorado participant won $90 million.

The next Mega Millions drawing is at 11 p.m. Friday.

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