Mega Millions jackpot at $348M for winning numbers drawing tonight

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Friday could be a lucky day for someone as the Mega Millions jackpot has climbed to $348 million. (Nam Y. Huh/AP)

Friday could be a lucky day for someone as the Mega Millions jackpot has climbed to $348 million.

It's the largest Mega Millions prize ever offered on the last draw day of the year. The drawing will take place at 10 p.m. Friday.
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There was no jackpot winner for the drawing on Christmas. The winning numbers for that drawing were: 2-8-42-43-50 Mega Ball: 6.

The $348 million jackpot comes with a cash option for $210.2 million. It has been rolling over since October.

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Here's what you should know if you're thinking of playing the Mega Millions.



Mega Millions jackpots start out at $40 million and roll over if there is no jackpot winner.

Tickets are sold in 44 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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In Thursday's Powerball drawing, someone in New York won the $294 million jackpot and someone in Gilbert, Ill. won $1 million.
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