numbers - 8, 19, 20, 55, 73 with the Mega Ball 5 - were selected
at 11 p.m. EDT, were matched by one ticket, Mega Millions said
on its website.
The Mega Millions game is played in 44 states, Washington, D.C.
and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The odds of winning the jackpot were one in nearly 259 million,
as of Friday's drawing.
Sales of the $1 tickets fund the hefty prize, which was worth
$380 million on Friday evening if a winner chooses an immediate
cash payout instead of payments over 30 years.
If no one hits the jackpot on Friday, the jackpot will roll to
an estimated $630 million for next Tuesday's drawing, which
amounts to the fourth-largest jackpot in U.S. history.
Ticket sales typically increase as the prize grows, lottery
officials said. The Mega Millions jackpot has been growing since
early March, when a Washington state man snagged $157 million
with a winning ticket bought in Seattle.
The current prize is the game's biggest since December 2013,
when holders of two tickets sold in California and Georgia
shared a $648 million jackpot. The largest Mega Millions
jackpot, worth $656 million, was sold the prior year.
(Reporting by Eric M. Johnson in Seattle and Brendan O'Brien in
Milwaukee; Editing by Cynthia Osterman and Clarence Fernandez)
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