WORLD RECORD $1.6BILLION JACKPOT
By Harry Lotter
No winners means Tuesday’s jackpot is now a world record $1.6billion
Lottery officials revealed that nobody won the latest Mega Millions jackpot, which means the jackpot has now rolled over to a world record $1.6billion for Tuesday’s game.
No tickets issued matched all six of Friday night’s estimated $1billion winning numbers, which were 15, 23, 53, 65, 70 and Mega Ball 7.
The next Mega Millions drawing, taking place October 23, will tie for the largest lottery jackpot in US history, with an estimated $1.6billion payout. The cash option is $904million.
Friday night’s Mega drawing has managed to turn some people into millionaires
The upcoming Mega Millions drawing will surpass the previous record holding amount of January 13, 2016’s $1.586billion Powerball drawing, which had been split by winners in three states, according to lottery officials.
‘Mega Millions has already entered historic territory, but it’s truly astounding to think that now the jackpot has reached an all-time world record,’ said Gordon Medenica, Lead Director of the Mega Millions Group and Director of Maryland Lottery and Gaming, said in a press statement Saturday.
‘It’s hard to overstate how exciting this is – but now it’s really getting fun.’
Friday night’s Mega drawing has managed to turn some people into millionaires, though.
Fifteen second-tier winning tickets netting at least $1million were sold in California, Florida, Illinois, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Texas and Virginia. The tickets were said to have matched the five white balls, but not the Mega Ball.
The most recently won Mega Millions jacket was in July, when 11 California co-workers shared the $543million prize.
Meanwhile, the jackpot for Powerball skyrocketed to almost half a billion after nobody won Wednesday.
Saturday night’s Powerball drawing is now at an estimated $470million, with a cash option of $268.6million.
Tipsters claim that the odds of winning both jackpots is one in 88 quadrillion, which is 88 followed by 15 zeros for the mathematically-challenged amongst us.
Lottery players will have slightly better odds of winning just one of the jackpots.
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