A single winning ticket has been identified in a massive $1.5 billion Mega Millions US lottery jackpot, the second largest on record, organizers said Wednesday. A whopping 36 tickets nationwide matched five of the six numbers for second-prize tickets.
The buyer of the ticket beat the odds of 1 in 303 million to win the Mega Millions drawing for the largest jackpot in USA history. A single winning ticket to win the largest jackpot ever offered was sold in SC.
The Mega Millions jackpot has been soaring since July, when a group of office workers in California won $543 million.
If there are no jackpot winners in other states, the pot will swell to an estimated $2 billion by Friday's drawing.
By late Tuesday afternoon, the state was selling $96.75 in Mega Millions tickets every second.
Powerball will hold its drawing Wednesday night for a jackpot estimated at $620 million or a cash value of $354.3 million.
While they may not have won the jackpot, two people in North Carolina landed $1 million prizes each by matching five numbers but not the Mega Ball, according to the North Carolina Education Lottery website.
The lucky player overcame miserable odds.
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Mega Millions tickets are $2 and are sold in 44 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Even if you didn't win the Mega Millions, you still have a shot at the Powerball.
Ted's Stateline Mobil in on Broadway in Methuen ranks as the "luckiest" place to purchase a lottery ticket in MA, according to a list that was shared with 7News.
Mega Millions needs to change its name as it's no longer accurate.
The stunning cash payout of the lottery?
Although Tuesday's jackpot was extraordinarily large, it was no fluke. But raising the number of Mega Balls makes it harder to win the jackpot.
While most attention has been on the Mega Millions game, Powerball also has been soaring.
Powerball has climbed since there was a victor in NY on August 11.