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1013mega No Mega Millions Winner Jackpot Jumps To $654 Million

No winner in Mega Millions Friday

The numbers were 4, 24, 46, 61, 70 and Mega Ball 7.

The jackpot soared all the way to $654 million.

The U.S. Mega Millions lottery, after an 11-week spell without a victor, has amassed its third-largest jackpot ever, $548 million, which will be up for grabs in Friday night's drawing.

The largest Mega Millions grand prize was $656 million, won in 2012.

Need a lucky spot to get your Mega Millions ticket? And on Friday night, one of them could be worth more than half a billion dollars. Players who buy $2 tickets face extremely long odds, with a one in 302.5 million chance of matching all six numbers.

The cash option for Friday's jackpot would be a lump-sum amount estimated at $309 million before federal taxes. After Tuesday's picks this week, the jackpot climbed $78 million after no one matched all six numbers.

California is in second place, with 30 wins in its 13 years of participation in the game, and New Jersey comes in third, with 20 winning jackpot tickets sold since 2002.

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