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.

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The next Mega Millions drawing will be held at 11 p.m. Friday.

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The next Powerball drawing will be held Saturday night at 11. That jackpot now stands at $430 million after no winner was drawn Wednesday night.

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Ticket for both games are $2 apiece and can be bought in 44 states, including California.