Mega Millions players have another chance to win $1.25 billion jackpot

Lottery players will have another shot Friday night at an estimated $1.25 billion Mega Millions jackpot that has been growing ever larger after months without a grand prize winner.

Lottery players can try again Friday night to win the estimated $1.25 billion Mega Millions jackpot, which has grown ever larger in recent months.

Since April 18, the jackpot has been won 30 times in a row. This has allowed the prize to grow steadily until it is the sixth largest ever in the U.S.

It is difficult to win the jackpot because the odds are 1 in 302.6 million of matching five white balls with a separate Mega Ball. It is better to start with smaller prizes starting at $2.

An annuity will pay $1.25 billion to a single winner over 30 years. If you choose a lump-sum payout, the prize is estimated at $625.3 millions.

Lottery winnings are subject to federal taxation and state taxes in many states.

Mega Millions can be played in 45 States, Washington, D.C., the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Washington, D.C.

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