Jackpot for Friday’s Mega Millions now $1.1 billion, second-largest jackpot in game history

The cash value option of Friday’s jackpot is $648.2 million.

In October of 2018, a winning ticket was sold in South Carolina for a record $1.537 billion. That remains the world’s largest lottery prize won on a single ticket, according to the release.

Mega Millions jackpots start at $20 million and grow based on game sales and interest rates. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 303 million, the release said.

Mega Millions tickets are sold in 45 states, Washington, DC, and the US Virgin Islands with drawings held on Tuesday and Friday.

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