ATLANTA - Tonight is your first step in the quest for nearly $1 billion.
The Mega Millions jackpot is currently $450 million and will be drawn right before the Channel 2 Action News Nightbeat at 11.
The cash option for the jackpot is $281 million.
The next mega jackpot is Saturday night when the Powerball numbers are drawn for the $570 million. The cash value for Powerball is near $358 million.
The biggest Powerball jackpot on record was a $1.586 billion prize in January 2016. People in California, Florida and Tennessee split the prize.
The largest Mega Millions jackpot in history was $656 million. Three winners from Kansas, Illinois and Maryland shared that record prize in March 2012.
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