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Mega Millions jackpot jumps to $565 million – the sixth-largest jackpot in the game’s history

Before the year is over, there is still time to score a huge lottery jackpot.

After no one won the top prize in Friday’s drawing, the Mega Millions jackpot has increased to an estimated $565 million. According to the Mega Millions website, the next drawing is scheduled for December 27. If the jackpot is claimed, it will rank as the sixth-largest prize in the game’s history.

The lucky numbers for Friday were 15, 21, 32, 38, 62, and the Mega Ball 8. Despite the fact that no ticket in that drawing matched all six numbers, two tickets sold in California and Illinois matched five and won the second-highest reward, according to a news release from the lottery. The most recent Mega Millions jackpot winner was two tickets purchased in California and Florida who split a $502 million prize on October 14.

Lottery jackpots have increased steadily in recent years as more states have joined the games and new number combinations have been added. Additionally, when the jackpots increase, more individuals purchase tickets, decreasing the likelihood of winning.

The second-largest Mega Millions jackpot and third-largest of any US lottery game was roughly $1.34 billion in July, thanks to a winning Illinois lottery ticket. According to the Illinois Lottery, two people came forward to make claims in October and decided to accept the $780.5 million lump sum settlement.

A ticket from South Carolina took home the greatest Mega Millions jackpot ever in 2018, which was over $1.54 billion. In the past five years, seven of the top ten Mega Millions jackpots have been claimed.

There is a 1 in 302.5 million chance of winning the Mega Millions lottery.

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