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Mega Millions Jackpot Now Worth $654 Million

16 October, 2018, 19:49 | Author: Shawna Walton
  • DREAMING Docherster’s Gloria Epps buys a Mega Millions ticket Thursday. No one won Friday’s jackpot. Staff

The next Mega Millions drawing, scheduled for Tuesday, will be worth an estimated $654 million, officials said. Powerball's jackpot also represents: There is a top prize of at least $345 million on Wednesday.

The bloated payouts are a function of a jackpot drought. It's the second largest jackpot in the game's history.

The winning numbers were 11, 14, 32, 43, and 65 with a Powerball of 15.

If someone wakes up Wednesday a multi-millionaire, they are encouraged to do a few things before cashing in the ticket. "With a little luck, we may still break that record".

No one won the drawing Saturday night, so the jackpot is now at an estimated $354 million.

The chance of matching all six numbers is one in 302 million. The largest, just $2 million more, was drawn in March 2012.

And Friday's Mega Millions wasn't a complete bust. The prize money was shared between ticket holders across multiple states with more than a billion tickets sold in that single drawing. If those tickets were purchased with the Megaplier option, the prizes would be multiplied to $30,000. A record $3.62 million jackpot was claimed July 29, 2017.

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