At $1.6 Billion, Mega Millions Hits Lottery Record

Alicia Cross
October 22, 2018

The winning numbers for the $470 million Powerball jackpot have been released.

The most recent Mega Millions jackpot has been building since it was last hit July 24 and a group of 11 co-workers in California shared a $543 million jackpot.

And previous year, to go along with the longer odds to win, Mega Millions doubled the price of a single ticket from $1 to $2, so you're paying more to more likely lose, according to CNN Money.

The amount of the jackpot increased after no winning ticket was drawn on Friday.


Two Houston-area tickets that were sold are worth millions after the Mega Millions jackpot on Friday.

While they came short, they join 13 other winners that could be awarded at least $1 million after matching five of six numbers (not the Mega Ball).

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.

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But someone is over $38,000 richer this morning after purchasing a winning Florida Lottery Fantasy 5 ticket in Davisville. The jackpot has been growing since then. The game is played in 44 states, Puerto Rico, Washington D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The money was divided evenly by winners in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland.

"There's still Mega Millions", Lucas told lottery officials.

The US Mega Millions jackpot is $540 million and Canadians can enter to win. The jackpot for next Tuesday's draw has soared to $1.6 billion, the largest prize in U.

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Tickets cost $2, which seems like a relatively small price to pay for a chance at becoming rich.

Depending on how many winning tickets appear on Friday, that individual record is in jeopardy.

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