Mega Millions jackpot hits estimated $415 million before Friday’s drawing

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – What would you do with $415 million?

That’s the estimated jackpot for Friday’s Mega Millions drawing. The Hoosier Lottery is celebrating with a series of free events in Bedford, Indianapolis and Greenville.

Here’s the rundown of events planned for Friday:

MEET THE MEGA MASCOT
Silver Express 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. EDT
8328 W. 10th St., Indianapolis
Players can meet the Mega Millions mascot at this event!

WHEEL SPIN
Sav-A-Step Food Mart 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
9255 Highway 150 in Greenville
Players can spin the prize wheel with every $5 Hoosier Lottery purchase at this event!

MEET THE MEGA MASCOT
Monument Circle 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Indianapolis
Meet Mega, the Mega Millions mascot on Monument Circle at lunchtime!

WHEEL SPIN WITH MEGA MASCOT
Dinner Bell Market 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
2824 Shelby St., Indianapolis
Players can meet the Mega Millions mascot and spin the prize wheel with every $5 Hoosier Lottery purchase at this event!

WHEEL SPIN AND FREE TICKET GIVEAWAY (with free general merchandise purchase)
Knucklehead Bend Market 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
28 Lincoln Ave. in Bedford
Players can spin the prize wheel with every $5 Lottery purchase and RECEIVE A FREE MEGA MILLIONS TICKET with every general merchandise purchase at this event.

The $415 million jackpot is the third largest in the history of Mega Millions and the game’s largest since December 2013. Tickets cost $1 and are available for sale until 10:44 p.m. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 258,890,850.

Our newsgathering partner, FOX59, is the only place to see the Mega Millions drawing live. The drawing airs right before FOX59 NewsPoint at 11.

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