ATLANTA -- The jackpot for Friday's Mega Millions drawing has been raised to an estimated $640 million. The numbers in the world record jackpot will be drawn at 9:59 p.m. Friday night.
A single annuity winner could pocket about $24.6 million a year for 26 years, while a cash option winner could walk away with a lump-sum single payday of about $462 million.
The jackpot for Mega Millions has rolled over 18 times since Marcia Adams of College Park, Georgia, won $72 million in the Jan. 24 drawing.
Mega Millions is played in 42 states plus the District of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands.
If there is no winner Friday night, according to lottery officials in Washington, the jackpot for Tuesday night would start at an estimated $975 million.
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