Nearly $1B Mega Millions prize ahead of Friday’s drawing

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The jackpot for the Mega Millions lottery game has grown to an estimated $1 billion ahead of Friday night’s drawing, after more than four months without a winner.

It’s only the third time a lottery jackpot has grown so large, according to U.S. Lottery officials.

Each Mega Millions play costs $2 and can be purchased at any Kentucky Lottery retailer or online HERE.

The drawing follows one lucky winner in Wednesday’s $731 million Powerball game where a ticket was sold in Maryland.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Mega Millions jackpot has been raised to an estimated $1 Billion with a cash option amount of $739.6 million for Friday night’s drawing, according to the Kentucky Lottery.

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