What if you win Mega Millions $970,000,000 jackpot?

19 October, 2018, 13:44 | Author: Shannon Aguilar
  • Mega Millions $900M, Powerball $430M Jackpots Await This Weekend

Unfortunately, even as the big prize for Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing increases to the fourth-largest in USA history, the odds of matching all six numbers and winning the game don't improve.

On October 8th, Ashley Eggen of Elizabethtown won a $1 million prize in the Mega Millions drawing.

In early 2016, Powerball had a $1.6 billion grand prize, and that still stands as the highest lottery jackpot ever in the U.S.

And just yesterday, Ronnie Parker of Dawson Springs cashed a $1 million ticket from Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing.

The jackpot goes to a victor who matches the five numbers and the Powerball number.

And then there's Friday's monster Mega Millions drawing, the largest in the game's history.

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

The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are one in 302,575,350, but Young said she already had plans for some things she would do if she struck gold. Players get five numbers from 1 to 70 and one Mega number between 1 and 25.

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

Reducing the number of balls for the first five numbers increases the chances of winning a smaller prize.

"Only when the jackpot is this huge", said Thomas.

"It really draws in what we call the infrequent player", says Johnson.

The Mega Millions jackpot has been building since July 24, the last time the grand prize jackpot was won. On Wednesday, the jackpot was bumped from $868 million to $900 million.

Every lottery ticket buyer believes that, and why not?

Lottery sales, defended by state commissions as a way to help fund education and veterans programs, have drawn fire in recent years.

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