SACRAMENTO (CBS) – The Mega Millions jackpot is getting closer to $1 billion. It grew again Thursday and now stands at $970 million for Friday night’s drawing. The cash option is $548.6 million.
This is the second largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history, only behind the $1.586 billion Powerball jackpot in January 2016.
The next Mega Millions drawing will be held at 11 p.m. Friday.
Ticket for both games are $2 apiece and can be bought in 44 states, including California.