Sunday, 18 November, 2018

Mega Millions jackpot grows to $970 million ahead of Friday’s drawing

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Kelvin Reese | 19 October, 2018, 13:41

Seven-time lottery game grand prize victor Richard Lustig tips on his advice to win the Mega Million and Powerball jackpots.

The numbers are 3, 57, 64, 68, 69 and the Powerball is 15.

The Maine lottery, for example, has a Mega Millions deadline of 9:50 p.m. ET on the day of each drawing.

The potential winnings are so large New Yorkers lining up to buy tickets had plans for spending only a small fraction of the fortune.

And if you want to buy Mega Millions tickets in time for a chance to win the almost $1 billion jackpot, take note that tickets are sold in 44 states, plus Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The estimated jackpot for Friday's drawing would be the second-largest lottery prize in U.S. history. The cash option, which is favored by almost all winners, is $372 million.

As of Thursday afternoon, the Mega Millions jackpot has grown to $970 million.

Friday's Mega Millions along with Wednesday's Powerball jackpot, which stands at $345 million, are worth more than a cool billion dollars.

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The all-time highest Mega Millions jackpot is now even bigger.

Mega Millions tickets cost $2 per play and there are a total of nine ways to win a prize, ranging from the jackpot down to $2.

The average American spends about $223 per year on lottery tickets, according to a survey from LENDedu.

The last time anyone won the Mega Millions jackpot was July 24, when a group from California claimed a $543 million prize. You can play Mega Millions in 46 localities: 44 states plus Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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

No one won the jackpot, which was set at $378 million.

They also point out that players will never be required to transfer funds to secure their winnings for any lottery game.

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