Mega Millions posts second largest jackpot ever

Gladys Abbott
October 16, 2018

Free Mega Millions tickets are available Tuesday ahead of one of the game's largest drawings. She wasn't sure if she was supposed to purchase Powerball or a Mega Millions, so she bought one for each game, and her confusion paid off. "With a little luck, we may still break that record by Tuesday". In 2017, a MA woman, Mavis L. Wanczyk, set a new record for the highest jackpot claimed by a single person, winning the $758.7 million Powerball (and opting for the one-time $480 million payout, according to CNBC). They may also set a record (or come close) for earnings on a single Powerball or Mega Millions ticket.

The next drawing will be October 17 with the prize of $345 million. The odds of hitting the Powerball jackpot are 292,201,388 to 1.

Ashley Eggen of Elizabethtown, Kentucky, won $1 million playing Mega Millions on Oct 9.

The lucky employees were from Kaiser Permanente in Aurora and won the lower-tier prize as part of the drawing on October 9. The cash option, which is favored by almost all winners, is $372 million.

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Three other Mega Millions jackpots have been won this year: $451 million on January 5 (Florida), $533 million on March 30 (New Jersey) and $142 million on May 4 (Ohio). The big jackpots could mean lines at some ticket locations as the drawings near.

Burdess was sick last Friday, so he asked Vandiver to buy him a Powerball ticket on her way home from work.

"Jackpot fever is definitely sweeping the country!' Medenica said".

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