Mega Millions fever is gripping the U.S., as the game's jackpot reached a record-setting $970 million on Friday morning. It's by far the biggest Mega Millions jackpot to date--the previous high-water mark was $656 million in 2012--and the second-highest jackpot ever in the U.S.: Only a January 2016 PowerBall jackpot of $1.59 billion was bigger. Either way, any potential winner will be in for quite a haul: The Mega Millions jackpot cash option is $548 million pre-taxes. The next drawing is Friday night at 11 p.m. Here's more from UPI.
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