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Five million Mega Millions ticket sold at south Texas store

18 October, 2018, 06:25 | Author: Sara Gill
  • A lottery ticket for the current record breaking $667 million U.S. Mega Millions jackpot is shown in this illustration

The Mega Millions jackpot ballooned to a record high: $900 million for Friday night's drawing.

According to Mega Millions officials, no tickets matched all six numbers to claim the estimated $667 million prize.

The Mega Millions jackpot has grown with each of the 24 semi-weekly drawings that failed to produce a top victor since July 24, when an 11-member office pool in Santa Clara County, California, hit a US$543 million jackpot. If some lucky person - or people - wins the huge jackpot, the grand prize will reset to $40 million. The overall odds of winning some kind of prize with Mega Millions are 1 in 24, while the odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are 1 in 302 million.

Mega Millions drawings take place each Tuesday and Friday evening.

Mega Millions is played in 44 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

It would be the largest jackpot in global lottery history if claimed by a single victor. The previous record was $656 million, shared by winners in 2012 in three states. Blake won half of the game's $42 million jackpot in October 2017.

The Powerball jackpot up for grabs Wednesday night will be a hefty $345 million, with a cash value of $199 million.

The Powerball jackpot was last won in August 2018.



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