Mega Millions drawing offers awful odds but huge jackpot

16 October, 2018, 15:56 | Author: Frank Williams
  • Nobody won Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot grand prize rises to $654 million

No one got all six numbers right in Friday night's Megaball lottery, and that means the Jackpot will climb to at least $654-million on Tuesday.

FILE - In this July 1, 2016, file photo, Mega Millions lottery tickets rest on a counter at a Pilot travel center near Burlington, N.C.

It's not yet known whether anyone had bought a winning ticket.

Mega Millions officials say no tickets matched all six numbers to claim the estimated $548 million grand prize.

Since Mega Millions changed the jackpot rules in October 2017, we can expect a better chance that the jackpots will get bigger and bigger and break more records over time.

A group of 11 office workers in San Jose, CA, who made a "spur of the moment" decision to pool together, beat the odds and won July's jackpot of $543 million.

This Mega Millions drawing will also be the fourth largest in all lottery history.

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If you think Mega Millions jackpots are more frequently larger, you're not imagining things.

Four tickets matched all five white balls to earn the second prize, and 37 matched four white balls and the Mega Ball for a third-place prize.

If you match a yellow ball and a white ball during tonight's drawing, then you will walk away with $4.

The top Mega Millions jackpots of all-time: $656 million in 2012 and $648 million a year later.

Saturday's jackpot has a cash option of $179.4 million.

The cash prize option for Friday night's jackpot will pay out $309 million.

Mega Millions is available in 44 states, plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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