Undated (KROC-AM News)- The drawing for a historic lottery jackpot is happening Friday night. 

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Lottery players in Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin have until 10 p.m. buy their tickets for a chance at the $940 million Mega Millions jackpot. The cash option for tonight’s drawing is $484 million. 

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The jackpot swelled to $940 million after Tuesday’s drawing did not produce a jackpot-winning ticket.  Friday’s jackpot is projected to be the fourth highest in the 20-year history of the game. 

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It’s the second time in five months the game’s jackpot has been near $1 billion. An Illinois resident won the $1.33 billion jackpot in July. 

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The record Mega Millions jackpot remains $1.537 billion, which was won by a single ticket in South Carolina on October 23, 2018. The third highest jackpot came in January 2021 when a gambler in Michigan bought a ticket that ended up being worth $1.05 billion.

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