Friday’s Mega Millions Jackpot Estimate Boosted to $510 Million ($377.6 mm)

Written By: Robert Cox

ALBANY, NY — The jackpot for the Friday, January 8 Mega Millions drawing is now $510 Million making it the 8th largest Mega Millions jackpot in history.

Tickets for Friday’s drawing can be purchased until 10:45 p.m. The drawing will be televised live at 11 p.m. at

Mega Millions tickets cost $2 per game. The Megaplier option costs an additional $1. Prizes on all Megaplier tickets are multiplied, except for the jackpot.

To play Mega Millions, players must select five numbers from 1 to 70 and one number from 1 to 25 for the Mega Ball. To win the Mega Millions jackpot, a player must match the six numbers on your ticket to the six-number combination drawn at random.

A Mega Millions prize of any amount may be claimed up to one year from the date of the drawing.