Mega Millions jackpot jumps to $868M; no winners in Tuesday's drawing

Gladys Abbott
October 18, 2018

No ticket matched the winning numbers (3-45-49-61-69-9).

The prize pool could rise even more next drawing on Friday.

In 2016, there was a $1.586 billion Powerball jackpot, according to Reuters.

The odds of winning Tuesday night's MegaMillions drawing are one in 302.5 million. That means the jackpot is climbing to one of the biggest payouts in history. The estimated cash value, if you're lucky enough to match all six numbers, is $380 million.

Nobody won the $667 million grand prize in Tuesday night's Mega Millions lottery drawing, but a store in San Antonio sold a ticket worth $5 million.

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There was one $5 million victor in Texas, where a player matched the first five numbers and included the optional Megaplier, which was purchased for an extra dollar.

The advertised jackpot grew Wednesday morning to a record $868 million.

The largest lottery drawing ever in the USA was the $1.586 billion Powerball lottery jackpot paid out to three winners across the country in 2016. The last Powerball jackpot, which totaled $245.6 million, was won August 11 by a man in Staten Island, New York.

Lottery tickets are sold at US$2 each in kiosks, supermarkets and gas stations in 44 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands.

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

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