Kansas Lottery ticket sales are climbing as the Mega Millions jackpot continues to grow.
Lottery spokeswoman Sally Lunsford said as of 11:25 a.m., Kansas sales for Mega Millions are already at $612,500 and climbing fast. The busiest day for Mega Millions sales will be Friday, the day of the drawing.
“We sold $1.1 million in Mega Millions for last night’s drawing. Look for Friday’s sales to be a lot more.”
No one won the Mega jackpot Tuesday. The jackpot is up to $900 million.
Friday’s estimated jackpot is expected to be the second-largest lottery prize in U.S. history.
The largest lottery jackpot was a $1.6 billion Powerball prize won in January 2016.
This latest jackpot has been growing since July, when some California office workers won $543 million. The odds of winning the jackpot aren’t good, at one in 302.5 million.
Mega Millions is played in 44 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.