Mega Millions winning numbers announced for $548 million jackpot

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A lucky player could soon overcome remarkably bad odds to win the ninth-largest lottery jackpot in US history.

There was no victor for Mega Millions' Friday jackpot, pushing Tuesday's jackpot to $654 million.

No tickets matched all five numbers and the mega number for Tuesday's jackpot worth $470 million.

It's not yet known whether anyone had bought a winning ticket.

The next drawing will be Tuesday.

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The Mega Millions winning numbers will be drawn Friday night and Powerball's winning numbers will be drawn on Saturday.

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.

It costs $2 to play the game, but the odds of instant wealth aren't good.

The Powerball pot climbed after no winners in Wednesday's draw.

The top prize reached $548 million, with a one-time cash option of $309 million. You can play Mega Millions in 46 localities: 44 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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