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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami) – The Mega Millions jackpot is now a monster-sized $900 million.

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The jackpot would be the second-largest payout in U.S. lottery history. A lone winner would take home a cash lump sum of $513 million.

The jackpot has been rolling over since it was last won on July 24, when a California office pool of 11 co-workers shared $543 million, the largest prize ever won on a single ticket in the game.


Three other Mega Millions jackpots have been won this year – $451 million on January 5 (Florida), $533 million on March 30 (New Jersey), and $142 million on May 4 (Ohio).

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Mega Millions’ previous record was a $656 million jackpot shared by people in three states in 2012.

When nobody won the jackpot Tuesday night, the prize jumped to $868 million but swelled again Wednesday afternoon to $900 million.

The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot with a $2 ticket are 1-in-302.5 million.

Tonight’s Powerball also has a nice size jackpot worth an estimated $345 million, which is a total cash value of $199 million if you choose the lump sum payment.

The chance of winning the Powerball jackpot is 292.2 million to one.

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You can watch the next Mega Millions drawing Friday night and the Powerball drawing Wednesday night during the 11pm news on CBS4, your official lottery station.