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Friday night's Mega Millions drawing could bring $450M jackpot

Posted at 11:01 PM, Jan 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-06 10:18:14-05

UPDATE: 70-59-30-28-39 Mega 10


FLORIDA LOTTERY--- The odds that you'll win the $450 million jackpot in Friday's Mega Millions drawing are really, really bad.

The Mega Millions odds are 1 in 302.6 million. That's more than 2,000 times less likely than being killed by a lightening strike or an earthquake.

Having jackpot winners less frequently means that the top prizes roll over more and get bigger. And that attracts even more players. Right now that cycle is working perfectly.

In fact, this is the first time ever that both games have offered jackpots of $400 million or more at the same time.

And that's prompting people to buy more tickets rather than just one.