Mega Millions jackpot reaches $1 billion becoming 2nd-largest ever


The Mega Millions jackpot has increased to $1 billion for Friday night’s drawing.

On Wednesday, a winning Powerball ticket worth $731.1 million was sold in Allegany County, Maryland. The ticket was the fourth-largest in Powerball history and the sixth-largest in U.S. lottery history. Lottery winners in Maryland have the right to remain anonymous.

Powerball’s jackpot is resetting to $20 million for Saturday’s drawing.