At $1.6 Billion, Mega Millions Hits Lottery Record

A man in Torrance, Calif., buys a Mega Millions ticket hours before the drawing on Friday evening. No one won that drawing, and the jackpot went up to $1.6 billion.

It’s the highest lottery jackpot in history, surpassing the $1.586 billion Powerball prize in January 2016. The next drawing will be on Tuesday night.

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