Mega Millions Jackpot Raised Again to $900 Million
Mega Millions Jackpot Raised Again to $900 Million
Mega Millions grows to record $667 million jackpot ahead of Tuesday’s drawing
18 October, 2018, 03:15
That means the jackpot for Friday's drawing is now at least $868 million or a cash lump sum of $494.5 million.
The incredible jackpot comes after no ticket matched all six numbers drawn Tuesday night - the white balls 3, 45, 49, 61 and 69, plus the gold Mega Ball 9.
The victor will shatter the previous record for highest Mega Millions jackpot awarded: a $656 million payday in March 2012.
Check your tickets! Here are the winning numbers for Tuesday night's Mega Millions jackpot. The last Powerball jackpot, which totaled $245.6 million, was won August 11 by a man in Staten Island, New York.
It costs $2 to play the games, but the odds of winning the jackpots aren't good.
The largest jackpot belongs to the 2016 Powerball jackpot of $1.586 billion. The biggest Mega Millions jackpot won in 2018 was a $543 million jackpot.
The game, which was created in 2002, has seen changes over the years that have reduced the chances of winning, meaning bigger and bigger jackpots. The increase reflects a surge in ticket sales. When the jackpots flirt with the half-billion-dollar mark, state lotteries don't even feel the need to advertise, he said. The previous record was $656 million, shared by winners in 2012 in three states.
Three other people won $10,000 by matching four numbers and the Mega Ball, including someone who bought a ticket at Welcome Food at 510 S. Camellia Blvd.in Fort Valley. MA residents have the biggest taste for playing the odds, spending nearly $763 per year on lottery tickets, the study found. $590.5 million, Powerball, May 18, 2013 (one ticket, from Florida) 6. The estimated jackpot for that drawing would be the second-largest lottery prize in USA history.
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Need a lucky spot to get your Mega Millions ticket? A victor who opted for a cash payout would receive $309 million, minus taxes. The $314 million ranks as the 24th-highest in the game's history and the 41st-highest combined jackpot ever i the U.S.
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