Mega Millions Jackpot Soars to $868 Million

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The Mega Millions jackpot shot up to $868 million after no one matched all six numbers for Tuesday night’s drawing.

The winning numbers for the $667 million prize were 3, 45, 49, 61 and 69 with a Mega Ball of 9. 

There were nine people that matched five white balls to earn $1 million each. There was also a Texas winner who, with the Megaplier, increased his prize to $5 million.

Friday night’s drawing will feature the second-largest prize in U.S. history. 

No one has hit the jackpot since July 24, when 11 coworkers shared a $543 million jackpot. 

The estimated lump sum option for Friday's jackpot is $494 million. 

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