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Mega Millions jackpot soars to $1.6 billion after no winners

22 October, 2018, 13:26 | Author: Sara Gill
  • Mega Millions lottery tickets rest on a counter at a Pilot travel center near Burlington N.C. A lucky player could soon overcome remarkably bad odds to win the ninth-largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history. Number

The next draw will be on Tuesday when the estimated jackpot will exceed the largest lottery prize in USA history.

Lottery fever has gripped the United States as the jackpot has snowballed since it was last won in July, when an 11-member pool of Californian officer workers won $543m (£415.4m at today's rates).

The previous largest single jackpot of $758.7 million was won last year by Mavis Wanczyk, a 53-year-old mother of two from MA.

They stopped at a Handy Mart convenience store in Winterville Monday night for some Mega Millions Quick Pick tickets, according to the news release.

To play the Mega Millions game you select five numbers from 1 to 70 and one Mega Ball number from 1 to 25. With no jackpot winners, McGaha was back Friday. Consider the current $430 million Powerball jackpot.

The results are in for the Mega Millions $1 billion jackpot. Until then, the website reads "Pending". "I wish I would've got in line". If so, take heart: Nobody else won the jackpot, either. But that was highly unusual. All players choose their option at the time of their ticket purchase. Winners have one year from the original drawing date to claim their prize.


But if no one wins tonight, that at least means that it's OK that you didn't win.

Even some NPR hosts are taking their chances.

Depending on how many winning tickets appear on Friday, that individual record is in jeopardy. The second-largest jackpot was a $1.586 billion Powerball drawing on January 13, 2016. Although that court's ruling isn't binding in other states, it means that there's at least a chance that a victor might file a similar lawsuit and win for future jackpots.

The next Mega Millions jackpot drawing is on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 11 p.m. ET. The Mega Ball is 7 and the Megaplier is 2.

If you do decide to play in tonight's drawing, good luck!

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