Mega Millions jackpot surges to $422M before Friday's drawing

PHOTO: A Mega Millions lottery ticket is seen in New York in this July 1, 2016 file photo. PlayAndrew Kelly/Reuters, FILE
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The Mega Millions jackpot has surged to $422 million for Friday night’s drawing after there were no winners Tuesday night for the top prize.

This is the seventh time the jackpot has exceeded $400 million and now the sixth largest prize in the game’s history, lottery officials said in a news release.

PHOTO: The Mega Millions lotto drawing is up to $521 million, March 30, 2018.Emilie Richardson/ABC News
The Mega Millions lotto drawing is up to $521 million, March 30, 2018.

Although the jackpot is still up for grabs, there were some winners from Tuesday night’s drawing. Three $1 million tickets were sold Tuesday night in Florida, New Jersey and Oklahoma, according to lottery officials.

Two other historic Mega Millions jackpots have been awarded this year. A 20-year-old Floridian won $451 million in January and a food production manager from New Jersey won a whopping $533 million in April.

Friday night’s drawing will take place at 11 pm ET.

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