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ME lottery players spent $1.9 million ahead of Mega Millions drawing

22 October, 2018, 13:25 | Author: Lawrence Cooper
  • Mega Millions lottery tickets rest on a counter at a Pilot travel center near Burlington N.C. A lucky player could soon overcome remarkably bad odds to win the ninth-largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history. Number

The next Mega Millions drawing is on Tuesday.

"It's hard to overstate how exciting this is - but now it's really getting fun", said Gordon Medenica, lead director of the Mega Millions Group and director of Maryland Lottery and Gaming.

In January 2016, winning tickets from California, Florida and Tennessee shared a $1.6bn Powerball jackpot. That means the top prize has now risen to an estimated $1.6 billion.

The theory was that bigger jackpots would draw more attention, leading more players to fork out for a $2 ticket.

Here's what you should know before next week's Mega Millions drawing. The excitement was already at a fever pitch for Friday's $878 million jackpot, but Mega Millions reported that no winning tickets were sold.

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The odds of winning are a miserable one in 302.5 million. For this drawing, the lump sum option will yield $565.6 million. In that time 26 people have won $1 million for matching every number but the Powerball. One person won $20,000 from a ticket sold at Cumberland Farms in Scarborough, with 34,211 other ticket holders taking home a total of $180,588 in prizes. 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.

The taxes imposed on lottery winnings differ by state.

Each Powerball ticket is $2.

Friday's winning numbers were 65, 53, 32, 15 and 70, and the Mega Ball was 7. But don't get your hopes up too much.

"You can't win if you don't play", he joked.

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