The Mega Millions jackpot is above half a billion dollars. That’s billion, with a b.
It’s at $548 million for Friday night’s drawing. It’s the third largest in the game’s history and the ninth largest in U.S. jackpot history.
And the Kentucky Lottery Corporation is going to be giving away chances.
Today, beginning at 1:30 p.m. at the Kroger on Richmond Road, the Kentucky Lottery will give away tickets to the first 250 players. They’ll also have T-shirts and other giveaways.
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A $1 million winning Mega Millions ticket was sold in Elizabethtown on Oct. 5.
You can also buy tickets inside or buy online at kylottery.com. Proceeds from the lottery benefit Kentucky college students.
Huge jackpots typically draw lots of players: In fiscal year 2017, the Kentucky Lottery sales topped $1 billion for the first time.