Friday's Mega Millions jackpot increases to $521 million

Friday's Mega Millions jackpot increases to $521 million
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(WWBT) - The jackpot for Friday's Mega Millions drawing has jumped up to an estimated $521 million. If the winner took the cash option, they would receive $317 million before taxes.

The previous jackpot was $502 million. The jackpot increased due to strong ticket sales across the country.

This is the fourth time the Mega Millions jackpot has toppled over $500 million, according to CNBC.

Here is the list of the largest lottery jackpots in U.S. history:

  1. $1.586 billion (Powerball)
  2. $758.7 million (Powerball)
  3. $656 million (Mega Millions)
  4. $648 million (Mega Millions)
  5. $590.5 million (Powerball)?

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