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The Mega Millions jackpot has surpassed the half-billion-dollar mark

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Posted at 1:56 PM, Jan 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-08 15:56:46-05

The Mega Millions jackpot has officially surpassed the half a billion-dollar mark and is at an estimated $520 million for Friday's drawing.

This makes it the 8th-largest jackpot in the game’s history.

The estimated cash value is $383.4 million.

This will be the 33rd drawing since the last time the jackpot was hit.

The longest duration without a jackpot win was on July 8, 2016, when a $536 million jackpot was hit on the 35th drawing.

The next Mega Millions drawing will take place on Friday, January 8, at 11:00 p.m. ET.