Mega Millions Jackpot,
Fourth-Largest in History: Next Drawing Date"
Mega Millions soars to $1.25B, approaching record highs after Tuesday's draw.
Upcoming Friday draw holds a massive $1.25B jackpot with $625.3M cash option.
Jackpot surge since spring, $20M win in April, and a $1.348B haul in January.
Friday's draw (Aug. 4) at 11 p.m. ET offers next chance for the colossal prize.
Recent numbers: 8, 24, 30, 45, 61 with Mega Ball 12 and Megaplier 4X.
Multiple $1M Match 5 winners; more ways to win, from jackpot to $2 prize.
Play Mega Millions for $2, select numbers 1-70, and Mega Ball 1-25.
Quick Pick option available; match all six numbers for the coveted jackpot.
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