Mega Millions Hits A Billion

A woman fills out a Mega Millions lottery ticket on October 19, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)

Tonight's Mega Millions jackpot has reached $1 billion, the largest prize in the lottery's history.

If someone wins tonight and chooses the cash option, they would walk away with at least $565 million before taxes.

Those buying tickets told NBC's Today that if they won, they would "fill my bathtub with cash", "get a trip out of that thing", and "I'd think I'd probably scream and run around the house."

Meanwhile, the Powerball jackpot for Saturday continues to climb and has reached $430 million with a cash option of $248 million.

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