CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Friday’s Mega Millions drawing will be for the largest jackpot in the game’s history.
Officials said Wednesday the top prize will be an estimated $900 million, worth $513.4 million, after no ticket matched all six numbers drawn Tuesday.
This jackpot surpasses the previous record of $656 million, which was set in March 2012.
More than 19,000 West Virginians did win prizes during Tuesday’s drawing.
“We want to encourage our players to play responsibly and understand that games like Mega Millions are much more than just the advertised jackpot amount,” West Virginia Lotter Director John Myers said.
“You can win a variety of prizes, including $1 million for matching just five numbers, or $10,000 for matching four numbers with the gold Mega ball, so always check your tickets.”