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Numbers drawn as Mega Millions jackpot reaches $1B

November 5, 2018

DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Mega Millions jackpot soared to an estimated $1 billion, as the second-largest lottery prize in U.S. lottery history gets even bigger.

The numbers drawn Friday night were 65, 53, 23, 15, 70 and a Megaball of 7.

Lottery officials increased the grand prize just hours ahead of the drawing. The prize climbed from $970 million.

Although the jackpot keeps increasing, the odds of winning remain stuck at a miserable one in 302.5 million.

The prize has grown so large because no one has hit the jackpot since July 24, when a group in California won $543 million.