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Mega Millions jackpot reaches $548 million

October 10, 2018

Mega Millions jackpot reaches $548 million

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Mega Millions jackpot has topped a half-billion dollars after no one had the winning numbers for Tuesday night’s drawing.

The winning numbers from Tuesday are 20-22-39-54-60 Mega Ball 18 Megaplier 3x.

Friday’s prize is $548 million, the third-largest jackpot in Mega Millions history. The largest Mega Millions jackpot was $656 million, which had three winners on March 30, 2012.

The largest lottery prize is U.S. history was a nearly $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot in January 2016. The jackpot was split by three winners.

The current jackpot has been growing since July 24. This is the third time this year the Mega Millions jackpot has topped $500 million.

That certainly has a lot to do with the odds of winning the top jackpot ... 1-in-302.6 million.

By comparison, the odds of dying by a lightning strike are 1-in-114,195, according to the National Safety Council. The odds of being killed in a shark attack are 1-in-3.74 million.

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