With no jackpot winners reported after Tuesday night's drawing, the next jackpot is estimated to be worth $548 million - or $309.2 million in cash.
The last victor to take home a Mega Millions jackpot above $500 million was a group of 11 coworkers on a ticket sold in California in July. Players who buy $2 tickets face extremely long odds, with a one in 302.5 million chance of matching all six numbers.
To commemorate the more than half-billion dollar prize, Illinois Lottery representatives gave out 548 free tickets - one ticket per million dollars in the jackpot - to visitors at Marquette Newsstand, 140 S. Dearborn St.in the Loop, from 10 a.m.to 1 p.m. Friday.
The winning numbers were 4-24-46-61-70 and a Mega Ball of 7.
Minnesota health officials on the lookout for rare nervous system disorder
The number of AFM cases seems to spike every other year, with 149 reported in 2016, 22 reported in 2015, and 120 in 2014. Most people will instead experience things like a cold, a rash, diarrhea or hand, foot and mouth disease, she explained.
Met Office issues upgraded amber alert for Cardigan area
There is a chance of gusts of 70 to 80 miles per hour in the Western Isles during Friday afternoon and evening. There are also risks of coastal flooding, and the warning is in place from 10pm Thursday until 12pm Friday.
Hurricane Michael devastated Mexico Beach
The death toll was revised to 2,975 fatalities, either in the storm itself or later as the health care and utilities grids failed. Brock Long , head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), said early evacuation efforts in the area were slow.
This weekend's Mega Millions tickets will be available for $2 per ticket and can be purchased until 10:45 tonight in MA.
Need a lucky spot to get your Mega Millions ticket?
Jackpot winners have a choice to make: cash or annuity.
The Mega Millions winning numbers will be drawn Friday night and Powerball's winning numbers will be drawn on Saturday.
To play: Select five balls 1-69 and a Powerball 1-26.