KY Lottery gives away free Mega Millions tickets to mark huge jackpot

The estimated jackpot is $548 million

Free Mega Millions tickets handed out

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Kentucky Lottery gave away 250 free Mega Millions tickets on Friday.

The estimated $548 million Mega Millions jackpot up for grabs Friday is the third largest in the game’s history and the 9th largest in U.S. jackpot history.

To mark the occasion, the Kentucky Lottery gave away free tickets to the first 250 players that showed up to Remke’s Markets in Crescent Springs at 10 a.m.

“It’s a way for us to thank players. It’s a way for us to celebrate the Kentucky lottery and it’s a way for us to show our appreciation," Communication Specialist Sara Westerman said.

The drawing will be held Friday at 11 p.m. ET.

A jackpot winner will match numbers on all five white balls and the Mega Ball. But even if you don’t hit the jackpot, smaller prizes can be won by matching fewer numbers.

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