Mega Millions close to record territory

The current Mega Millions jackpot is nearing record territory.

After no ticket matched all six numbers drawn Friday night, Tuesday’s jackpot stands at $654 million, just shy of the record drawing of $656 million prize drawn in 2012.

The jackpot was last won on July 24, when a California office pool of 11 coworkers shared $543 million, the largest prize ever won on a single ticket in the game.

Three other Mega Millions jackpots have been won this year — $451 million on January 5 in Florida, $533 million on March 30 in New Jersey and $142 million on May 4 in Ohio.