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.