Mega Millions players have chance at US’s 9th largest prize

Nobody won Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot grand prize rises to $654 million

Tuesday's drawing could eclipse the largest ever Mega Millions jackpot, a $656 million prize from 2012, according to Mega Millions.

The jackpot for the Mega Millions drawing is at $548 million - its third-largest in history. The winning numbers for the Friday, Oct. 12 Mega Millions drawing are 4, 24, 46, 61, 70 and Mega Ball 7 Multiplier 3x. The potential payout on Saturday is the 24th-highest in the game's history.

Mega Millions and Powerball's combined jackpot totals $862 million with Mega Millions prized at $548 million and Powerball at $314 million. Most winners opt for cash, which for Friday night's drawing would be an estimated $309 million.

Hurricane Michael before and after photos capture utter devastation
Michael left a trail of utility wires on roads, flattened tall pine trees and knocked a steeple from a church. Storm surge warnings were discontinued for the Gulf Coast of Florida and the Georgia coast.

Francisco Bay Area joined an office pool and hit the winning numbers for a $543 million payoff.

"When a (Powerball) jackpot or Mega Millions goes over $500 million, that's when you really start seeing an uptick in sales of those games", Teja said.

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