Mega Millions jackpot rises to $1.1 billion

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Mega Millions jackpot rises to $1.1 billion
Mega Millions jackpot rises to $1.1 billion

Mega Millions jackpot rises to $1.1 billion

There was no major winner on Friday night’s Mega Millions drawing, which led to the jackpot to increase to a new high, and even exceed $1 billion.

There was no winner who matched the six numbers in order to take home 940 million dollars in the Mega Millions jackpot Friday. The prize for the Mega Millions game has increased to approximately $1.1 billion, and includes an option to cash in $568.7 million for the next draw next Tuesday.

The staggering $1.1 billion prize is third biggest ever Mega Millions has ever seen and is the fifth biggest jackpot in the history of lottery.

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Mega Millions jackpot rises to $1.1 billion
Mega Millions jackpot rises to $1.1 billion

Since Mega Millions jackpot was last claimed on October 1, the highest prize has increased through 24 consecutive draws. The odds of winning the jackpot is 1 one in 302.6 million.

“Mega Millions has just reached the $1 billion mark once more. It’s gratifying seeing the winnings rise over the course of the holidays and through next year’s new year.” Pat McDonald, the Ohio lottery director and the lead director for Mega Millions Consortium, Mega Millions Consortium, stated in a statement on Saturday. “As the jackpot rises it is our intention to encourage our participants to stay within their budget for entertainment and to take advantage of this jackpot right with us.”

Mega Millions winning numbers

The winning numbers in the draw on Friday night were 3-20, 46, 59-63. Mega Ball 13 and Megaplier was 3x.

Nobody won the full the six winning numbers to take home an estimated sum of $940 million Mega Millions jackpot Friday. However, as Mega Millions notes that there were more than 4.4 million winners in the other levels of prize which ranged from $2 up through $1 million.

Five tickets that matched all five numbers , and expect to win the golden Mega Ball to win $1 million per. Two of the winning tickets were auctioned off by New York and the others were offered across Florida, Maryland and New Jersey.

How can you play Mega Millions?

To play Mega Millions, players pick six numbers, or opt to let the machine create randomly “Easy Pick” or “Quick Pick”:

  • Five numbers range between 1 and 70 (white balls)
  • One number is possible to choose between 1 and 25, (gold Mega Ball)

If your ticket is matched to all six winning numbers in that drawing, it’s likely to take home the jackpot. Additionally, there are also smaller jackpots dependent on the number of balls you match.

The cost for playing Mega Millions is $2 a ticket. You can also add the Megaplier for just $1, which can raise the amount of the potential prize to five times your original amount (except when it comes to the Jackpot).

How can I participate in Mega Millions?

Mega Millions is available throughout 45 states and including the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

What are my odds of winning?

While this $1.1 billion jackpot may seem appealing, it’s important to be aware that the odds of taking the top prize are very low.

The chances for winning the prize are 302,575,350/1. 1.

The odds of matching the five white balls are 12,607,306 times 1.

Ten of the top Mega Millions jackpots

Here’s an look at the most popular Ten Mega Millions jackpots:

  1. $1.537 billion October. 23rd 2018, won by the state of South Carolina.
  2. $1.337 billion: 29th July 2022: Winned in Illinois.
  3. $1.1 billion (estimated) 1 Jan. 10, 2010: Active.
  4. $1.05 billion $1.05 billion, Jan. 22nd 2021: Winned in Michigan.
  5. $656 million, 30 March 2012. Three winnings from Illinois, Kansas, Maryland.
  6. $648 million 648 million. 17 2013, two winners from California, Georgia.
  7. $543 million, 24 July 2018, 2018: Won in California.
  8. $536 million, 7 July 2016, won in Indiana.
  9. $533 million as of March 30 2018, 2018: Won at New Jersey.
  10. $522 million: 7 June 2019, 2019: Winned in California.

The biggest lottery prize in the history of the game

Here’s an look at the 10 most biggest lottery prizes that are available, between the two Powerball as well as Mega Millions:

  1. $2.04 billion Powerball in November. 7 2022: Winner was California.
  2. $1.586 billion Powerball $1.58 billion, Powerball. 13th 2016, three winners from California, Florida, Tennessee.
  3. $1.537 billion Mega Millions Oct. 23rd, 2018: The prize was won by a South Carolina resident. South Carolina.
  4. $1.337 billion Mega Millions on July 29, 2022: Winned in Illinois.
  5. $1.1 billion (estimated) 1 Jan. 10. Active.
  6. $1.05 billion Mega Millions January. 22nd 2021: Winned in Michigan.
  7. $768.4 Million, Powerball the 27th of March 2019, won in Wisconsin.
  8. $758.7 million Powerball July. 23rd 2017, won in Massachusetts.
  9. $730 Million, Powerball January. 20 20, 2021: Winner in Maryland.
  10. $699.8 Million, Powerball October. 4 2021: Winner in California.

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