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Feeling lucky? Mega Millions jackpot hits $1 billion ahead of Friday drawing

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Posted at 2:47 PM, Jan 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-22 14:47:39-05

(WSYM) — The Mega Millions jackpot has officially hit an estimated $1 billion ahead of tonight's drawing. The estimated cash value is $739.6 million.

No one hit the jackpot on Tuesday night's drawing, which had numbers: 10-19-26-28-50 and a Mega Ball of 16.

According to the Mega Millions site, the drawing tonight will be the 37th draw in the current jackpot run. Mega Millions says it is longest the game has gone without a jackpot win.

If the jackpot is won tonight, the Michigan Lottery Commission said it would be the second-largest jackpot in Mega Millions history. The largest Mega Millions jackpot was $1.537 billion on October 23, 2018, with the winning ticket sold in South Carolina. Powerball holds the largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history at $1.586 in January of 2016.

The Mega Millions drawing tonight is scheduled for 11 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased until 10:45 p.m. the day of the drawing.