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No big winner, Mega Millions jackpot climbs to $453 million

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MIAMI - The Mega Millions jackpot has climbed to $453 million after no ticket hit it big in Tuesday's drawing.

The winning numbers were 2-5-8-28-69 and the Mega ball was 14.

If there is a sole winner on Friday, they will have a choice between an annuity, with an initial payment and then 29 annual payments, or a one time lump sum payment. Most winners choose a cash payout, which for Friday night's drawing would be an estimated $211.3 million before taxes.

The top Mega Millions jackpot to date was $1.537 billion won in South Carolina in 2018. It's followed by a $1.348 billion ticket that was sold in Maine in January and a $1.337 billion prize last July.

Mega Millions drawings are held on Tuesday and Friday, tickets cost $2. The odds of winning the jackpot are about 1 in 303 million.

CBS News Miami is your official Florida Lottery station.

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