"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.
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What if you win Mega Millions $970,000,000 jackpot?
The last time somebody hit the Mega Millions was July 24, when an office pool in Silicon Valley won the $543 million jackpot. When the jackpots flirt with the half-billion-dollar mark, state lotteries don't even feel the need to advertise, he said.
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