Thursday, 15 November, 2018

Who wants to be a billionaire? Americans cross fingers for record lottery

The winner of the biggest ever Powerball jackpot spent a mere R20 on his ticket bought at Evander Dienstasie 1 Rotter Dam Road in Evander Mpumalanga File US Mega Millions jackpot is now at $1.6 billion after no winners. Lottery
Jodi Jackson | 22 October, 2018, 05:26

The day after nobody won a $1 billion Mega Millions jackpot, the numbers were drawn for a relatively paltry Powerball prize of $470 million.

The two jackpots now have a combined value of over $2.2 billion.

Because no Mega Millions winners emerged, the next scheduled drawing on Tuesday was projected to be worth a record $1.6 billion. The estimated jackpot for that drawing would tie the largest lottery prize in USA history.

A customer buys a Mega Millions ticket at the Hy-Vee on Locust St.in Dubuque on Friday, Oct. 19.

One lucky Bronx resident is all smiles today because they are one of the lucky winners of the Mega Million lottery jackpot.

No information about the Knoxville victor is available until the prize is claimed. The numbers drawn in the Powerball Saturday were 16 54 57 62 69 23.

But if you are itching to play, you could win even more on Tuesday.

The odds of winning the jackpot are about one in 302 million but, with so many tickets being purchased, the likelihood of rollover becomes increasingly slim.

Friday morning, the jackpot rose to $1 billion, with an estimated cash payout of more than $565 million.

From July 27 through October 16, Mega Millions sales in North Carolina raised an estimated $10.6 million for education, the lottery site said.

The $2 million victor has not yet claimed their prize.

The consortium of lottery officials is holding its next conference call Monday morning to analyze ticket sales from over the weekend to determine whether it can up the jackpot.

The Mega Millions jackpot has been growing since July, when a group of 11 California office workers won $543 million.

Mega Millions is played in 44 states Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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