Why Is Today's Lottery Jackpot So Ginormous?

12,000 tickets sold per minute as Mega Millions’ jackpot hits $1.6 billion

12,000 tickets sold per minute as Mega Millions’ jackpot hits $1.6 billion

The chances of winning a jackpot is 1 in 302 million.

With the record Mega Millions jackpot now at a record $1.6 billion, it may seem like flawless sense to pool money with co-workers or friends to increase the chance of winning a giant payday.

The ticket was one of eight sold in California that matched five of six numbers.

That prize was shared amongst multiple people, and that could happen once more with the Mega Millions $1.6 million jackpot or the 2 billion jackpot if no one wins this time. The odds of owning a flawless one are 325,575,350 to one - almost 300 times greater than being fatally struck by lightning at some point in 2018!

"Yea I mark my tickets that way if I win, I can go back and get some more winners", Kessler said.

Winners will take home about $687.7 million (£529.5m) in cash.

"That's why Virginia has a lottery", lottery spokesperson John Hagerty said.

Mega Millions tickets are $2 and are sold in 44 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The number two lottery jackpot in US and world history was a $1.586 billion Powerball jackpot.

Ohio State drops from No. 2 to No
It's hard to pinpoint exactly what went wrong for the Buckeyes , because it's not like the Boilermakers did anything unexpected. The 5-foot-7 running back totaled 128 yards on 16 carries, his third 100-yard game of the season and second in a row.

"I always like to try the new games, so I got a scratch-off ticket as well", Jordan told lottery officials after claiming her prize at lottery headquarters in Raleigh - a few hours after purchasing the ticket, according to the lottery news release.

But Van Sickle says you don't need a mathematician to give you the bottom line, "your odds of getting into a vehicle accident on your way to buy your ticket are higher". Drawings take place at 10 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays.

But now, a victor who opts for the lump sum stands to collect a little more - $913.7 million.

We found lots of people playing Mega Millions in Luzerne County. The odds of winning the top prize were 1 in 258,890,850.

As of 4 p.m., Kansans had already more than $3,000,000 on tickets with no sign of letting up, lottery officials said.

You win the jackpot by matching all six winning numbers in a drawing.

Powerball will hold its drawing Wednesday night for a jackpot estimated at $620 million or a cash value of $354.3 million.

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