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.

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