FROMjackpot of at least $1.1 billion up for captures, the excitement was building as we approach the Friday draw at 23:00 ET. cash pay on what grand prize will amount to 648.2 million dollars.
prize surpassed $1 billion this week, which means the jackpot has only crossed that mark for the third time. threshold in in gametwo decades history. gamex current jackpot almost as big as record amounts won in 2018 and 2021. Those years players whose ticket the numbers match the numbers drawn Mega Millions administrators received approximately $1.05 billion and $1.5 billion.
current jackpot run began in April. Friday night painting a littleduring the last draw on Tuesday.
Mega Millions said nine people Near won the jackpot, which at the time was $830 million, but came up a little shorter since their tickets were being held first five winning numbers without the sixth and final Mega Ball figurine. 156 more people bought tickets with correct Mega Ball number but only four of in first five, according to the lottery.
One winner from first group and three dozen of second bought tickets with in gameMegaplayer feature – guaranteed more prize for en added cost per ticket – who drove up their respective awards are up to $3 million from $1 million and up to $30,000 from $10,000. in aftermath of Mega Millions draw reports ‘unprecedented’ increase in traffic to their website people can enter for a chance to win during next one. Lottery said overload of visitors flocked to the site on Tuesday evening.
“We are looking with expectation on growing jackpot,” said Pat McDonald, lead director of Mega Millions Consortium and Ohio Lottery director, in Statement published in advance of Friday Billiondollar Picture. “See the jackpot build over Period of months and reached a billion dollars Mark is really breathtaking. We encourage customers to keep play in balance and enjoy Drive. Someone is going win.”
Chances of This year’s Mega Millions payouts are low and the lottery recently released warning to players that urged them to be aware of scammers want to collect cash fraudulently impersonating official Mega Millions representatives who deliver news of fake win via phone, text or email and ask for goals for fees in come back.
But for faces who legally own the winning tickets, protection from scammers one reason It is something financial advisers suggested remain anonymously upon receipt of the winnings. Do it only possible in A handful of US states, like most, require lottery participants to publicly disclose their identity after winning. There are additional laws in some places that allow lottery winners to claim their prizes through legal entities, like trusts that hold assets but most states require anyone with win in Mega Millions ticket disclose your personal information when signing a check.
Together with potential choice regarding anonymity when receiving awards, players who win the Mega Millions jackpot can decide whether to collect money in in installments or all at once. Lottery participants who choose for payout will receive this amount in annual payments over about 30 years old, so most choose immediate cash option instead.
decision probably depends on number of personal factors for each winner including their age, present financial situation and how them money can be collected by the beneficiaries if needed. Significant chunk of winnings will go to federal taxes either waybut individual state laws regarding lottery prizes and how, if at all, they might be taxed also do one type of of financial award seem more favorable.