Mega Millions jackpot now $868M, 2nd largest in USA history

Lloyd Doyle
October 17, 2018

The $667 million jackpot refers to the annuity option, paid out over 29 years.

The Associated Press is reporting that no winning lottery ticket was sold in Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing.

The jackpot has been growing since it was last won on July 24.

The winning numbers were 3, 45, 49, 61, 69, and the megaball of 9.

The Tuesday drawing had grown to the largest in the game's history, a whopping $667 million. The cash option, which is favored by almost all winners, is $380 million.

No winning lottery ticket was sold for the latest Mega Millions drawing, meaning the jackpot climbs to $868 million.

Mega Millions says the previous record jackpot was a $656 million prize that was shared by winners from Kansas, Illinois and Maryland in March 2012.

You can play Mega Millions in 46 localities: 44 states plus the Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

If someone wakes up Wednesday a multi-millionaire, they are encouraged to do a few things before cashing in the ticket.

That honor goes to a 2016 Powerball jackpot, which clocked in at $1.586 billion (although it was shared by three winners). The amount you will win is likely $0, because the odds of winning either jackpot are one in several hundred million. Lottery officials also recommend the victor contact an attorney or financial advisory to help with the process. MA residents have the biggest taste for playing the odds, spending nearly $763 per year on lottery tickets, the study found.

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