Mega Millions winning numbers announced for $548 million jackpot

There was no winner for Mega Millions' Friday jackpot, pushing Tuesday's jackpot to $654 million. The winning numbers drawn Friday for Mega Millions are 4, 24, 46, 61, 70 and the Mega Ball number is 7. 

The top prize reached $548 million, with a one-time cash option of $309 million. 

Mega Millions' record haul was a $656 million jackpot shared by people in three states in 2012. Just behind that was a $648 million pot won in California and Georgia on Dec. 17, 2013.

The biggest prize won on a single ticket was for $543 million. An office pool of 11 co-workers in California divided it.

Meanwhile, Powerball, which will be drawn on Saturday, has climbed to $314 million. 

Friday's winning Mega Millions numbers

  • 4, 24, 46, 61, 70 
  • Mega Ball: 7  

The jackpot's been growing since it was last won July 24.

How to play Mega Millions

Mega Millions tickets cost $2 per play and there are a total of nine ways to win a prize, ranging from the jackpot down to $2. You can play Mega Millions in 46 localities: 44 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The odds of winning a jackpot remain abysmal at 1 in 258.9 million for Mega Millions and 1 in 292.2 million for Powerball.