Mega Millions jackpot hits $1.6B, thanks to worsening odds

Mega Millions jackpot hits $1.6B, thanks to worsening odds

Mega Millions jackpot hits $1.6B, thanks to worsening odds

Mega Millions has already smashed its own jackpot record, which was $656 million, shared by winners in three states in March 2012. The second-largest pay-out in United States history was a Powerball jackpot in the amount of $1.586 billion on January 13, 2016.

The jackpot has been growing since July 24, when 11 Santa Clara County, Calif., office workers won $543 million through an office pool.

"Everyone has a chance to win", said Lisa Krasinski of Peru, who bought two Mega Millions and two Powerball tickets Monday morning at the Shell gas station in La Salle.

A Mega Millions ticket matching five of six numbers was sold in San Diego, the California Lottery announced Tuesday night.

For Mega Millions, players choose six numbers: five from a range of white balls, numbered 1 to 70, and one number for the Mega Ball, with a range of 1 to 25.

"In a 15-second window at noon today, we were selling 700 Mega Millions tickets a second", Lopez said.

Those slim chances don't seem to be putting a damper on the excitement for some folks, including Marissa Kagan, who waited in line at a store near Primm, Nevada.

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According to the Maryland and Texas Lotteries, if there is no victor then the jackpot could soar to a whopping two billion dollars. He's getting hammered by fans after buying a massive stack of lottery tickets in hopes of winning the $1.6 billion prize.

The Powerball jackpot also has climbed. Powerball also is played in Puerto Rico.

"Back in 1992, there was an Australian Cartel that tried to buy one of every Lottery ticket offered in Virginia", said Prof. You'll want to put aside another 13% of your Mega Millions jackpot winnings immediately. "They're trying to hit it big".

The average American spends about $223 per year on lottery tickets, according to a survey from LENDedu.

It's widely believed that money-even the potential of winning a lot of money-changes people.

In Kentucky you have until 10:45 p.m.to get your tickets tonight.

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