The Mega Millions jackpot is approaching the $1 billion mark again.

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In July 2022, a massive $1.337 billion price was won in Illinois.

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no ticket matched all six numbers drawn Tuesday night - – the white balls 25, 29, 33, 41 and 44, plus

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the gold Mega Ball 18 – the next prize is estimated to be $940 million ($483 million cash value).

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The next drawing is Friday, Jan. 6 at 10 p.m.Since its start in 2022, there have only been three larger jackpots than Friday’s estimated prize.

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The Mega Millions record remains $1.537 billion won by a single ticket in South Carolina on Oct. 23, 2018

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Two years ago, a $1.05 billion prize was won in Michigan on January 22, 2021, and there was the big $1.337 billion jackpot won in Illinois last July

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