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The Mega Millions Jackpot is $1 billion: What would you do with the winnings?

Tell us how you'd spend the cash and we may feature your answers on 3News.

CLEVELAND — Tonight's the night: Will someone hit the jackpot? Friday's Mega Millions jackpot is a whopping $1 billion, and it could get even bigger.

Tonight's drawing is the third-largest in U.S. history, but the odds are not necessarily in your favor. You have a one in 302 million chance of hitting all six numbers and taking home the jackpot.

If you did get lucky, the cash option prize would amount to $739.6 million, before taxes, according to lottery officials.

No one has won the Mega Millions jackpot since mid-September, making it the longest period of time passed since having a winner. If someone wins Friday night, the jackpot will go back down to its original $20 million.

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The drawing will be held tonight at 11 p.m. 

We want to know how you'd spend the winnings if you got lucky. Text us your thoughts at 216-344-3300. Be sure to include your name and location that way we can give you credit should we share your comment on TV.

 You can also send us your plans for the lottery winnings by using #3Lottery on social media or sending us a video with your comments using the "Near Me" section on the 3News app. Here's how you can do that:

Then, after you send us your comments, be sure to watch 3News to see if your comment makes it on TV.

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