Mega Millions players have chance at 9th largest prize in U.S. history

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Numbers have been drawn for a lottery jackpot that would be the ninth-largest lottery in U.S. history.

Mega Millions announced Friday night that the winning numbers are 4, 24, 46, 61, 70 and the Mega Ball 7.

It’s not yet known whether anyone had bought a winning ticket. The jackpot had climbed to an estimated $548 million, which would be the third-largest in the game’s history and the ninth-largest of all jackpots played in the United States. 

The jackpot has been growing since July, when a group of California office workers won $543 million.

It costs $2 to play the game, but the odds of instant wealth aren’t good. The chance of matching all six numbers and winning the jackpot is one in 302.5 million.

Mega Millions is played in 44 states as well as Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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