Mega Millions jackpot inches closer to $1 billion

Mega Millions $900M, Powerball $430M Jackpots Await This Weekend

Mega Millions $900M, Powerball $430M Jackpots Await This Weekend

Lotto officials say anyone who receives this email should not reply, and reminds players that you can not win a prize unless you have purchased a Mega Millions ticket. The numbers were 3, 45, 49, 61, 69 and Mega Ball 9.

Three tickets sold in North Carolina were among the 100 $10,000 winners nationwide, lottery officials said.

Lottery officials recommend winners take a deep breath, put their winning ticket in a safe spot, and consult with a reputable financial planner before popping over to the lottery headquarters.

This week's Tuesday Mega Millions drawing had an estimated jackpot of $667 million, which would have been the game's biggest grand prize in history. The cash option, which is favored by almost all winners, is $372 million.

The next Mega Millions drawing is at 11 p.m. EST Friday.

If somebody wins the Mega Millions on Friday, it will be the second-largest jackpot in USA lottery history, behind the 2016 Powerball jackpot that was worth $1.6 billion, split across three winning tickets.

On top of that, Ascienzo adds, Mega Millions also doubled its ticket price to $2, which has also contributed to the growth.

The Mega Millions jackpot is displayed as a customer leaves the Corner Market, on Wed., Oct. 17, 2018, in Lyndhurst, Ohio. Check your state lottery's cutoff time for Mega Millions ticket sales if you want a chance at the jackpot.

"Ultimately, these games, they're all about the jackpots", Gordon Medenica, Maryland's lottery and gaming director, said Wednesday. About half of the jackpot winnings would go to taxes.

One Powerball player in MA woke up a million dollars richer Thursday morning.

Each $2 Mega Millions ticket nets you a 1 in 302.5 million shot at the fortune, which has been accumulating since the last jackpot win in July. MA residents have the biggest taste for playing the odds, spending nearly $763 per year on lottery tickets, the study found.

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