LIVE UPDATES: Mega Millions drawing on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018

Mega Millions jackpot hits $1B

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The Mega Millions jackpot is $1 billion for Friday night's drawing. One-time lump sum payment is $565.6 million.

The $1 billion jackpot is the largest Mega Millions jackpot ever. The biggest Mega Millions jackpot won in 2018 was a $543 million jackpot. One ticket purchased in California matched the five white balls and Mega ball to win on July 24.

Mega Millions tickets for Friday’s drawing may be purchased online at and at the Lottery’s 11,000 retailers around the state until 10:45 p.m.

MORE: Mega Millions drawing on Oct. 19: How to watch and play

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