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Mega Thousands and thousands Outcomes: No Winner and a Document $1.6 Billion Jackpot – New York Instances

Posted in Trending Topics on 20th October 2018

Did you find yourself with a shedding Mega Thousands and thousands ticket on Friday? In that case, take coronary heart: No person else gained the jackpot both. Meaning the highest prize has now risen to an estimated $ 1.6 billion.

That’s the most important lottery prize ever, surpassing the $ 1.59 billion Powerball jackpot drawn in 2016. The earlier document for a Mega Thousands and thousands jackpot was $ 656 million in 2012. The cash was divided evenly by winners in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland.

“We’re considerably in uncharted territory right here,” Gordon Medenica, the lead director of the lottery consortium often called the Mega Thousands and thousands Group, mentioned on Saturday.

The following Mega Thousands and thousands drawing can be on Tuesday. The jackpot might rise much more by then, relying on what number of tickets promote over the subsequent few days, Mr. Medenica mentioned.

For those who’re itching to play earlier than then, the Powerball drawing can be held on Saturday. The Powerball jackpot additionally rose this week after no winners emerged on Wednesday, bringing that grand prize to $ 470 million.

[Don’t give up your job or announce you gained. Do learn what to do if you happen to purchase the successful ticket.]

Mega Thousands and thousands tickets are bought in 44 states in addition to Washington, D.C., and the Virgin Islands. Residents within the six states that don’t have lotteries (Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Mississippi, Nevada and Utah) should buy their tickets usually proper throughout the border.

One of many largest lottery retailers in Georgia is at a truck cease on the interstate between Atlanta and Birmingham, Ala., Mr. Medenica mentioned.

Tickets price $ 2, which looks as if a comparatively small value to pay for an opportunity at turning into wealthy. However don’t get your hopes up an excessive amount of. The percentages of successful the Mega Thousands and thousands are about 1 in 302 million. Profitable the Mega Thousands and thousands and the Powerball and raking in additional than $ 2 billion is much more unlikely: The percentages are 1 in 88 quadrillion.

If Tuesday brings one other spherical of disappointment, don’t overlook that successful the lottery isn’t all the time an excellent factor, and tales abound of massive winners going into debt, preventing with members of the family or — and our apologies for being an actual downer right here — being murdered.

For those who do win both lottery — or each! — take into account studying the following pointers earlier than doing anything. Good luck.