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FOR USE MONDAY JULY 10, 2017 AND THEREAFTER - In this Friday, July 7, 2017 photo,A lottery agent's monitor announces the return of the Mega Millions lottery game Friday, July 7, 2017, at a store in downtown Chicago. Illinois residents can once again purchase Powerball and Mega Millions lottery tickets after the Illinois legislature passed a state budget Thursday, July 6. The state stopped sales last month of the tickets due to its inability to contribute to the prize pool without a budget in place. Illinois Lottery officials say the state lost about $4 million by halting sales of Powerball and Mega Millions tickets because of budget stalemate. (AP Photo/G-Jun Yam)

The Mega Millions jackpot is up to $450M



Hurry up and buy your lottery ticket because the jackpot for the Mega Millions lottery game has climbed to $450 million!

The top prize was raised ahead of the drawing Friday night.

Lottery officials also increased the jackpot of Powerball, the other national lottery game, to $570 million. That drawing will be Saturday night.

The jackpots refer to the annuity options for both games, in which payments are made over 29 years. Most winners opt for cash options, which would be $281 million for Mega Millions and $358.5 million for Powerball.

The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot is one in 302.5 million. Powerball has odds of one in 292.2 million.

Both games are played in 44 states plus Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Puerto Rico also participates in Powerball.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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