(WKOW) -- The Mega Millions lottery jackpot is nearing $1 billion for Friday's drawing.
The jackpot grew to $970 million after no one won during Tuesday's drawing. The lump-sum payout is a little more than $716 million, and it's the second-largest jackpot in the game's history.
Tonight's drawing comes two days after someone in Maryland won the $730 million Powerball jackpot.
Friday's Mega Millions drawing is at 10 p.m. central time.