Kansas Lottery sales climbing as Mega Millions pot rolls on

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FILE – In this July 1, 2016, file photo, Mega Millions lottery tickets rest on a counter at a Pilot travel center near Burlington, N.C. The jackpot for the Mega Millions lottery game has climbed to over $450 million, just hours before the drawing, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

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.

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