The world's biggest jackpot just got even bigger.
Maryland Lottery officials confirmed that Friday's Mega Millions Drawing, set for 11 p.m., is now worth an estimated annuitized value of $640 million. For those who opt to take the cash option, a single winning ticket is worth $462 million with a tak home of $307.2 million after taxes, according to the Maryland Lottery.
Tonight's jackpot broke the previous record by $250 million, according to a Maryland Lottery news release. People across the country, including in Maryland, are purchasing tickets at a blistering pace.
According to figures from the Maryland Lottery,as of 3 p.m. Friday, there have been more than $4.8 million Mega Million tickets sold and more than $6.8 million in lottery sales overall. This breaks down to 20,640 wagers a minutes and 344 wagers per second.
Ticket's for Friday's drawing, which will air live on WBAL-TV, will be sold until 10:45 p.m.
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