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Lottery office pools increase odds - and possibly headaches

24 October, 2018, 07:27 | Author: Sara Gill
  • Mega Millions could balloon to $2B if nobody wins next drawing

The numbers were 5-28-62-65-70 with a Mega Ball of 5 and a 3x Megaplier, with a chance at the at a jackpot which surpassed the largest US payout, previously set at $1.59 billion in a Powerball jackpot in January 2016.

According to the lottery's website, the most common numbers drawn based on the past 102 drawings are 1, 2, 28 and 70.

The estimated jackpot is the largest lottery prize ever.

Even if you did not win, you can still say you were a part of lottery history.

If there's no victor Tuesday night, lottery officials said the estimated jackpot would jump again for Friday night's drawing, to $2 billion.

It costs $2 to play the game, but the odds of matching all six numbers and taking home the grand prize is a dismal 1 in 302.5 million.

Deborah Prescott | Daily Press Shannon Thompson, manager of the Holiday gas station in Escanaba, sells a Mega Millions lottery ticket to Jon Thompson Monday. You'll want to put aside another 13% of your Mega Millions jackpot winnings immediately. In Michigan, winners are anonymous unless they win Mega Millions or Powerball prizes.

"Winning ticket in my hand and I can not wait to win to help people in this community, as well as my family, and probably start some community services for people here", said one local ticket buyer.

It all started when officials began tinkering with the rules in an effort to decrease the chance of winning a jackpot, so that the prizes had more potential to grow and grow. Murphy, the company's CEO, said no one objected.

If the odds of winning either Mega Millions or Powerball don't seem very big enough, how about winning them both? "So if I can give someone the winning ticket that would be insane".

"I never play, but we just kind of figured 'why not?'" Kagan added, noting that if she wins, she said that she would buy a school and build some homeless shelters. The final tax bill can depend on if the state where you live taxes at a higher or lower rate than where you purchased the ticket. The Mega Millions drawing is set to take place at 11 p.m.

If he wins tonight, "I wouldn't quit my job, I wouldn't be the type of person that doesn" go to work or have something going on somewhere, ' he says.

"That's why Virginia has a lottery", lottery spokesperson John Hagerty said. Some big states, including California, don't withhold taxes from lottery winnings, and some like Texas don't have individual income taxes at all.



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