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Numbers drawn as Mega Millions jackpot reaches $1B

| Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, 11:12 p.m.
A sign displays the estimated Mega Millions jackpot at a convenience store in Chicago, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. Friday's jackpot has soared to $1 billion, the second-largest prize in U. S. lottery history. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
A sign displays the estimated Mega Millions jackpot at a convenience store in Chicago, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. Friday's jackpot has soared to $1 billion, the second-largest prize in U. S. lottery history. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Lottery players buy Mega Millions lottery tickets, Friday Oct. 19, 2018, in New York. The estimated jackpot for Friday’s drawing has soared to $1 billion.
Lottery players buy Mega Millions lottery tickets, Friday Oct. 19, 2018, in New York. The estimated jackpot for Friday’s drawing has soared to $1 billion.

DES MOINES, Iowa — The Mega Millions jackpot soared to an estimated $1 billion, as the second-largest lottery prize in U.S. lottery history gets even bigger.

The numbers drawn Friday night were 65, 53, 23, 15, 70 and a Megaball of 7.

Lottery officials increased the grand prize just hours ahead of the drawing. The prize climbed from $970 million.

Although the jackpot keeps increasing , the odds of winning remain stuck at a miserable one in 302.5 million.

The prize has grown so large because no one has hit the jackpot since July 24, when a group in California won $543 million.

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