The largest lottery jackpot in US history of $1.6 billion was won in 2016, when three Powerball tickets from California, Florida and Tennessee, matched all numbers, USA Today noted. It's the second largest USA jackpot ever, but experts say the higher the payout, the more seem to people buy in, but the less of a chance you have to take home the full amount. That honor goes to a 2016 Powerball jackpot, which clocked in at $1.586 billion (although it was shared by three winners). The jackpot has been rolling every drawing since July 27, when it started at $40 million.
"The odds are just about one in 302 million of winning the jackpot", said Odlyzko.
Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.
And then there's Friday's monster Mega Millions drawing, the largest in the game's history.
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N.C. officials said that in Tuesday's drawing, 93,726 tickets sold in North Carolina won a prize, ranging from $2 to $10,000. And one of those, sold in Texas, had the Megaplier option, available in most states for an extra $1.
The all-time highest Mega Millions jackpot is now even bigger.
Since Mega Millions modified the formula, players now pick five numbers from 1 to 70 and a Mega number of 1 to 25.
Nobody matched all six Powerball numbers during Wednesday evening's drawings, so the jackpot rolls again.
You must match all five numbers plus the Mega number to win the grand prize. The winning numbers on Tuesday were 69, 45, 61, 3, 49, and the Mega Ball was 9. Michigan Lottery said the majority of tickets for a jackpot are purchased on the day of the drawing.