Mega Millions Results: Winning Numbers Announced For $1.6 Billion Jackpot

Mega Millions Results: Winning Numbers Announced For $1.6 Billion Jackpot

Mega Millions Results: Winning Numbers Announced For $1.6 Billion Jackpot

"As more tickets sell, chances grow that at least one buyer will pick all six winning numbers", said Carole Gentry, a spokeswoman for Maryland Lottery and Gaming, in an Associated Press article.

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

He recommended making five phone calls if you do end up with the winning ticket.

It has been three months since someone took home the boffo bonanza.

The Mega Millions jackpot will hold steady at a record $1.6 billion for Tuesday night's drawing - but, if no one wins, will hit $2 billion for the next drawing on Friday, officials said. The odds of owning a ideal one are 325,575,350 to one - almost 300 times greater than being fatally struck by lightning at some point in 2018! It's the biggest potential payout in the history of lotteries, eclipsing the previous record $1.586 billion Powerball prize paid out to winners in California, Florida and Tennessee back in January 2016.

The next drawing for the jackpot is at 10 p.m. today and worth an estimated $1.6 billion as of Saturday with the cash option at $904 million. Texas has the nation's second-largest population, yet players have only bought winning Mega Millions tickets in the state twice in the past five years.

Odds are, someone within earshot is hatching a plan to buy mansions and yachts as long as a city block. The number two lottery jackpot in USA and world history was a $1.586 billion Powerball jackpot.

Mega Millions has more than 302 million possible number combinations.

The theory was that bigger jackpots would draw more attention, leading more players to plop down $2 for a Mega Millions or Powerball ticket.

Meanwhile, the Powerball prize has reached $620 million, with the next drawing scheduled for Wednesday. Mathematically, you're not being rational if you think you have a chance of winning the jackpot, whether it's with one ticket or 100 tickets. But the odds aren't especially favorable, at about 1 in 88 quadrillion (that's 88,000,000,000,000,000).

About 20 people at Todd Murphy's media monitoring company in Omaha, Nebraska, also formed an office pool to buy Mega Millions tickets, but first they had to sign a contract that included a stipulation: "If we win, you'll work 60 days after winning so we can replace you".

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