Mega Millions jackpot reaches record $1 billion
Posted January 22, 2021 6:09 a.m. EST
Updated January 22, 2021 2:08 p.m. EST
Friday's estimated jackpot for the Mega Millions drawing has now soared to $1 billion, one of the largest in history.
The estimated cash value of the top prize is $739 million.
Look for the drawing on Friday right before WRAL's 11 p.m. news.
The next Powerball drawing will be Saturday. The jackpot estimate is $20 million after someone won the top prize in Maryland.
The store in the struggling coal mining town will get a $100,000 bonus for selling the ticket to the fifth-largest lottery prize in U.S. history.
The odds of winning a Mega Millions jackpot are 1 in 302.5 million.