How to get a free ticket for tonight’s $548M Mega Millions drawing

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CHICAGO — The Illinois Lottery will be handing out free Mega Millions tickets in Chicago’s Loop ahead of the $548 million jackpot drawing Friday night.

It’s the third-largest jackpot in Mega Millions history, and the ninth largest in U.S. jackpot history.

In all, 548 tickets will be handed out from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the Marquette Newsstand, 140 S. Dearborn St.

The drawing is at 10 p.m. Good luck!

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