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      $400M at stake in Friday's Mega Millions drawing

      Here's a happy problem: Deciding whether to take some Mega Millions money now or take all of it over 30 years.

      There's an estimated $400 million jackpot at stake in Friday night's drawing, which is scheduled for 11 p.m. Eastern time.

      The Mega Millions organizers say the cash option on the $400 million would be $216 million.

      Forty-seven-year-old Scott Byerly, of Ankeny, Iowa, doesn't expect he'll have to solve the happy problem - or win - but says he's "buying the tickets to daydream."

      The winning ticket must match the six numbers drawn. The odds of that are about 1 in 176 million. Mega Millions is played in 43 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.