Mega Millions prize grows to $868 million

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The Mega Millions prize is getting closer to $1 billion after no jackpot winning ticket was drawn Tuesday night.

Lottery officials increased the estimated jackpot for Friday night's drawing $868 million.

The winning numbers drawn Tuesday were: 3, 45, 49, 61, 69 and Mega Ball 9. A ticket matching all but the mega number was sold in a Safeway store in San Francisco, according to lottery officials.

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The record lottery jackpot was a $1.6 billion Powerball prize won in January 2016.

Although the Mega Millions prize has grown larger, the odds of winning remain the same, at a dismal one in 302.5 million.

The cash option for Friday's drawing would be $494 million.
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