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$1 million dollar lottery ticket sold in Kentucky; Mega Millions jackpot increases

18 October, 2018, 06:27 | Author: Shawna Walton
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The Mega Millions jackpot has been growing since July, when a group of California office workers won $543 million.

Winning numbers from the October 16 Mega Millions drawing were: 3-45-49-61-69 and the Mega Ball was 9.

Additionally, Wednesday's Powerball jackpot has grown to $345 million, combining with Mega Millions for more than $1.2 billion in jackpots.

The immediate cash value of the Mega Millions prize, which winners can opt to take, is US$494.5 million.

The estimated jackpot now balloons to $868 million, which would be the second-biggest USA lottery jackpot ever, according to AP.

The prize? $900 million, after no one won on Tuesday night.

The Mega Millions jackpot is displayed as a customer leaves the Corner Market, on Wed., Oct. 17, 2018, in Lyndhurst, Ohio.

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

Mega Millions tickets cost $2 per play and there are a total of nine ways to win a prize, ranging from the jackpot down to $2.

One of the tickets, sold in Texas, included an optional multiplier that increased the winnings to $5 million.

Mega Millions tickets for Friday's drawing may be purchased online at MichiganLottery.com and at the Lottery's 11,000 retailers around the state until 10:45 p.m.

Lottery officials urge players to check their tickets.

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