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Mega Millions jackpot breezes past the half a billion mark for Friday night's drawing

Posted: 1:18 PM, Jun 07, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-07 14:39:36-04
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- For only the fourth time in Mega Millions' 17-year history, its jackpot has exceeded half a billion dollars.

No one won the Mega Millions jackpot on Tuesday night, so now the pot has climbed to $530 million.

The next drawing is at 11 p.m. Friday, so you have plenty of time to set up your next office pool or remember to swing by the gas station on your way home, and then catch the drawing live on Fox 4 in Southwest Florida.

This is the first time the Mega Millions jackpot has exceeded $500 million since last October's record-breaking $1.5 billion mark.

If you win, you can also take the one-time cash option of $343.9 million.

There are actually more Mega Millions winners than you may think, relatively speaking. They just don't win the big big, buy-a-bigger-yacht-to-park-your-other-yachts-in money. According to Mega Millions , one ticket won $2 million and four others won $1 million in Tuesday night's drawing.