UPDATE: Mega Millions Jackpot Soars To $970 Million

We last reported that this week’s Mega Millions Jackpot hit a record $900 million jackpot, but it’s not up to $970 million for tonight’s drawing. Again, the second highest jackpot in US history. The previous record jackpot was $656 million is 2012.

It had increased¬†early Wednesday to $868 million¬†and officials raised the jackpot to $900 million later in the day. They say the estimated cash value for Friday’s jackpot is $548.6 million.

If the winner chooses the annuity option, the jackpot would be paid out over 29 years. The cash option is usually favored by the winners. (CBS)


Source – cbs

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