Mega Millions surges to $970 million

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The Mega Millions jackpot has surged again! Rising to an astronomical $970 million. (KGO-TV)

The Mega Millions jackpot just hit $970,000,000! That's a lot of zeroes.

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Lotto fever is hitting the Bay Area especially hard after a San Francisco Safeway employee won nearly two million dollars in Tuesday's drawing.

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The bakery clerk matched five of the six numbers, winning $1.9 million.

The next big drawing is Friday. The winner could walk away with nearly a billion dollars.

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