HEAT ALERT

Temps will be even hotter Friday in New Jersey as highs approach 100 degrees

Mega Millions jackpot climbs to $820 million

The Lotto says the jackpot is the fifth highest in the history of the game.

News 12 Staff

Jul 23, 2023, 2:49 AM

Updated 333 days ago

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Those who struck out from winning the $1 billion Powerball jackpot will have another opportunity to win it big with Mega Millions on Tuesday.
The jackpot is now at $820 million after nobody won Friday night's drawing.
The Lotto says that's the fifth highest in the history of the game. The odds to win it is more than one in 300,000,000.
The person who wins the Mega Millions jackpot can only get the entire $820 million if they agree to take the prize over the course of 29 years. If they want it all at once, that person will only receive $422 million.
News 12's Greg Thompson asked some hopeful residents which option they would choose.


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