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$323M Mega Millions jackpot: 5 things to know for Friday’s drawing (8/4/17)

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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The next Mega Millions drawing is Friday night, and the excitement is rising, as the jackpot has reached $323 million.

Here are 5 things to know about Friday’s drawing:

  • Each Mega Millions games costs $1, and can be purchased at any New York Lottery retailer until 10:45 p.m. on Friday.
  • The drawing takes place during the 11 p.m. news Friday and will be broadcast live on WABC-7. You can also check results on SILive.com.
  • The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 258,890,850, according to the New York Lottery.
  • If no one matches all five numbers plus the Mega Ball in Friday’s drawing, the jackpot will continue to increase.

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Mega Millions winning numbers for 8/4/17 jackpot: Live lottery drawing, results for Friday’s $323M prize

The winning Mega Millions numbers are 9, 17, 25, 63, 71, 4.

The prize is the 29th largest in U.S. lottery history and the 10th biggest in the 15-years since Mega Millions began.

The cash option for the drawing is worth $199 million.

NJ.com will publish the winning numbers immediately after the drawing.

No one has hit the Mega Millions jackpot since April 28 when David Trapp won a $61 million prize with a ticket bought at a 7-Eleven in Laguna Hills, Calif. The twice-weekly Mega Millions drawing has been won three times this year. Other jackpot winning tickets have been sold in Arkansas ($177 million on March 31) and California ($191 million on Jan. 28.)

On Tuesday, there were four second-prize tickets sold nationally. Two of the $1 million tickets were bought in New York, with the others purchased in Illinois and Virginia.

The winning numbers Tuesday were 20, 22, 52, 57 and 73. The Mega Ball drawn was 7.

The last $1 million Mega Millions ticket purchased in New Jersey was for the June 20 drawing. It was bought at a Bridgewater bagel shop. In all, there have been nine $1 million Mega Millions tickets sold in the state this year.

Only California with 10 has had more second-prize winners. Nine have also been sold in New York.

Mega Millions tickets cost $1 each.

The odds of buying a second-prize, $1 million ticket are 18,492,204 to 1. It’s a 1 in 258,890,850 shot to hit the jackpot. Mega Millions is played in 44 states as well as Washington D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The jackpot for Saturday’s Powerball drawing, meanwhile, has climbed to $286 million with a cash option of $178 million.

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