Tuesday, 20 November, 2018

With no winners, Mega Millions jackpot soars to $868 million

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Scott Davis | 18 October, 2018, 03:15

There may not have been a big victor Tuesday night, but there were more than four million winning tickets at different prize levels.

The winning numbers are 3-45-49-61-69 with a Mega Ball of 9.

Mega Millions drawings take place each Tuesday and Friday evening.

The estimated jackpot for that drawing would be the second-largest lottery prize in USA history.

Seven-time lottery game grand prize victor Richard Lustig tips on his advice to win the Mega Million and Powerball jackpots. The lottery officials who run Mega Millions tweaked the rules and odds of the game last October to make jackpots pay out less frequently, spurring their monster growth. One of the tickets, sold in Texas, included an optional multiplier that increased the winnings to $5 million. Blake won half of the game's $42 million jackpot in October 2017. "Everyone is talking about the jackpot and running out to buy tickets for tonight's drawing".




Believe it or not, this week's combined billion-dollar haul is not the biggest prize in the lottery's history.

The odds of winning Tuesday night's MegaMillions drawing are one in 302.5 million.

The Powerball jackpot up for grabs Wednesday night will be a hefty $345 million, with a cash value of $199 million.

Here's how Mega Millions used to work: Players picked five numbers from 1 to 75 and a Mega number from 1 to 15.

The drawing for $667-million was the fourth largest in USA history. $590.5 million, Powerball, May 18, 2013 (one ticket, from Florida) 6.

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