EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Lottery players have their eyes on an increasingly hefty prize.
The jackpot for Friday night’s Mega Millions drawing is up to an estimated $480 million, according to Mass Lottery, which has a cash option of $276 million.
Mass Lottery says it’s the 26th drawing since the jackpot was last hit on April 15, when a ticket worth $20 million was sold in Tennessee.
The current jackpot is the tenth largest prize in the game’s history. The all-time record was more than $1.5 billion in October 2018.
The odds of winning the jackpot are one in 302.5 million, according to Mega Millions.
Tickets are $2 apiece and can be purchased until 10:45 p.m.
Friday night’s drawing is at 11 p.m.
Mass Lottery also pointed out the Megabucks Doubler jackpot has reached an estimated $13.7 million, which is the second-largest prize since the game launched in April 2009. The cash option would be $10.2 million.
Tickets are $1 and can only be purchased in Massachusetts until the drawing at 9 p.m. Saturday.