Published: Mon, October 22, 2018
Money | By Ethel Goodwin

Winning numbers for $1B Mega Millions jackpot announced

Winning numbers for $1B Mega Millions jackpot announced

Ticket sales for the next drawing end at 9:45 p.m. Tuesday.

One person who bought a Mega Millions ticket at a store in Oak Forest for Friday's jackpot is now $1 million richer.

In 2016, a $1.58 billion Powerball prize was split three ways by ticket holders from California, Florida and Tennessee.

When is the next Mega Millions drawing?

Powerball holds its drawing Saturday night, with a potential prize of $470 million.

California Lottery officials said there were no jackpot winners in the state of California, but that one ticket sold in Morgan Hill matched 5 of 6 numbers.

Mega Millions recently modified its formula, making it less likely that any given ticket will win. The more tickets sold, the more the jackpots grow, leading to more players and so on.

Despite strong ticket sales, there was no grand prize Mega Millions victor Friday night.

And the smallest prize is $2.

The previous record Mega Millions jackpot was 656 million dollars, which was shared by winners in three U.S. states in March 2012.

The Mega Millions jackpot just hit $1 billion, the highest Mega Millions top prize ever. The chance of matching all six numbers and taking home the grand prize is one in 302.5 million. "I wish I would've got in line". The estimated jackpot for the October 19 Mega Millions drawing swelled to $1 billion in the days before the historic drawing, creating a frenzy as lottery players lined up, clamoring to buy last-minute tickets.

If you played and didn't win this week, you can always go for the upcoming record-setting jackpot.

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