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Mega Millions jackpot reaches $405 million

October 3, 2018

A sign advertises the Pennsylvania lottery.

If you’ve been thinking about buying a Mega Millions ticket lately then now might be a good time do it.

The jackpot for the Oct. 5 drawing is up to $405 million after no one matched all of Tuesday’s numbers.

The jackpot would be the eighth largest prize won in the game’s history.

A California office pool of 11 people shared the last Mega Millions jackpot of $543 million on July 24. That jackpot was the third largest in the game’s history.

Three other jackpots have been won this year: $451 million on January 5 in Florida, $533 million on March 30 in New Jersey and $142 million on May 4 in Ohio.

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