Mega Millions lottery prize of $654 million is nation's 4th-largest

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In 2017, a MA woman, Mavis L. Wanczyk, set a new record for the highest jackpot claimed by a single person, winning the $758.7 million Powerball (and opting for the one-time $480 million payout, according to CNBC).

More than 73,000 Mega Millions tickets won smaller prizes in Virginia from Friday's drawing, including a $10,000 victor that was bought in Manassas.

If you don't have luck with the Mega millions, maybe you'll have better luck on Wednesday!

The last time Mega Millions was this big, it was only worth $2 million more.

- After almost three months without a victor, the Mega Millions lottery game has climbed to an estimated $654 million jackpot.

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Tuesday's drawing is close to breaking the record for the largest-ever prize in the game's history.

There's $345 million up for grabs.

No ticket matched the six winning numbers in Friday's Mega Millions drawing, pushing the jackpot up from $548 million to a whopping $654 million. Any player who matches all numbers Wednesday night will win $9.6 million ($5.53 million cash option). The $345 million jackpot is the game's largest since the March 17 drawing, when a $456.7 million jackpot was won on a ticket sold in Pennsylvania.

Burdess was sick last Friday, so he asked Vandiver to buy him a Powerball ticket on her way home from work. They're stuck at a miserable one in 302.5 million. "Jackpot fever is definitely sweeping the country!"

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