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$1.6 billion USA lottery jackpot up for grabs this Tuesday

22 October, 2018, 13:22 | Author: Shawna Walton
  • Mega Millions Sees $1 Billion Jackpot; Powerball Hits $470 Million

The jackpot will be divided proportionately if there is more than one victor, as happened when the previous Mega Millions record of $656m (£500m today) was drawn in March 2012. Virgin Islands. An entry into the drawing costs $1. Residents in the six states that don't have lotteries (Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Mississippi, Nevada and Utah) can buy their tickets often right across the border.

Winners who want the money in a lump sum can opt for the cash option of about $905 million. Cut off times for new tickets vary throughout different states. With no jackpot winners, McGaha was back Friday. According to a report by CNN, if a victor is chosen and they take the one-time lump sum pay-out option, they will receive about $905 million all at once. The second-largest jackpot was a $1.586 billion Powerball drawing on January 13, 2016.

Rule changes have also been made over the years to decrease the odds of winning the jackpot in Powerball, another popular multistate lottery. Each retailer will receive a bonus of $10,000, or one percent of the prize amount, for selling the winning ticket. Some were worth up to $1 million. Matching all six numbers leads to winning the $1 billion jackpot, and matching some combinations of the numbers pays out smaller prizes.

Even if your number doesn't happen to come up, take heart.

It is not yet known if there are any winning tickets.

To play the Mega Millions game you select five numbers from 1 to 70 and one Mega Ball number from 1 to 25.

The numbers have been drawn for Saturday's estimated $470 million Powerball jackpot.

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