Mega Millions Jackpot Exceeds $1 Billion threshold. grand prize in The lottery said Friday night’s draw will be around $1.02 billion, though that amount is likely to rise as more as well as more Tickets are purchased as the draw approaches.
cash option for this pot of gold will be worth $602.5 million.
Winning tickets not sold for Tuesday night draw that had a jackpot of 830 million dollars. It would be the fourth largest lottery in the country. prize of all-time and third-highest Mega Millions prize.
The winning numbers for Tuesday night’s draw were: 29, 63, 66, 7, 60 and Megaball. of fifteen.
“It will take a lot of time for of such kind of jackpot to get up so high, which is why we’re excited.” — Maria Kilbane, spokesperson for Mega Millions, according to CBS News.
In this case 29 draws in a row without a jackpot winner. Not one corresponds to gamex six numbers from 15 April.
The biggest lottery payout waswon in 2016.
Crush of people find out if there were any winners in “Unprecedented” traffic to the Mega Millions website, Kilbane said. in statement. Numerous attempts to access the site have ended. in error messages before it was determined that there were no grand prize winners.
Kilbane said the traffic dwindled as soon as results there were 62 million attempts to enter the site from the Tuesday night draw over interval of 24 hours.
This year saw: $426 million bank in California in January, $128 million ticket in New York in March and $110 million prize in Minnesota in April, according to Mega Millions.
Chances of jackpot win disappears small. you have a better chance of a smaller payout, such as a $1 million win for five regular numbers, but there is no Mega Ball. But even this one in 12.6 million
To put those in perspective, your chance of dying in a car crash – something to consider how you drive to the mini market for lottery ticket – around one in 101 over for life, according to the nonprofit National Safety Council.
How many payments after taxes?
Meanwhile, even if you beat the odds somehow, you won’t get $830 million. First, this amount for winners who take an annuity optionpaid over 30 annual payments. But the winners usually choose for cash which for this drawing will pay out estimated at $488 million.
“A little people like idea of have something consistent over time” but in last years “just o everyone chose cash option prize”, Kilbane said.
And then there are the federal taxes, which she says will leave a payoff. of 351 million dollars. State taxes also could crash into it amount depending on where winner life. Still a state, but a smaller state.
What also does not take into account for the possibility that someone else match winning numbers, which means that they need share even this smaller gain in half or more depending on number of lucky players.
Mega Millions up for grabs in 45 states plus Washington DC and the US Virgin Islands. game coordinated by state lotteries.