Mega Millions jackpot reaches $1.28 billion, its second-largest ever.
.Mega Millions jackpot could reach $1.28 billion by Friday night's drawing.
The prize would be the second-largest in Mega Millions history, before taxes.
.One South Carolinian won a record-breaking $1.537 billion in 2018.
A Michigan ticket won $1.05 billion in 2021's Mega Millions.
.A $1.586 billion Powerball jackpot in 2016 with winners in California, Florida, and Tennessee is the third-largest U.S. lottery payout ever.
Mega Millions winners on Tuesday were 7-29-60-63-66 with a Mega Ball of 15
Mega Millions reported nine $1 million tickets despite no jackpot winner.
Since April 15, nobody has won Mega Millions.
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