Boosted by ticket sales, the grand prize jumped Thursday from $500-million to a staggering $540-million.
That amounts to a cash payout after taxes of $389.8-million.
The amount could go higher depending on sales that will likely see many more Americans buy a ticket.
Mega Millions is played in Arkansas and 40 other states, plus Washington, DC and the U.S. Virgin
You can watch the next live drawing for Mega Millions exclusively on KARK 4 tonight at 10 o'clock.
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