Mega Millions jackpot up to $450M as drawing nears

06 January, 2018, 02:52 | Author: Martin Tyler
  • Mega Millions jackpot up to $450M as drawing nears

Those unclaimed prizes range from $31 million for a ticket purchased in Queens, New York in August of 2006, to $77 million for a winning ticket purchased in Georgia in June 2011.

"The largest Powerball prize ever awarded in Kentucky was $128 million several years ago to a couple out of Georgetown".

Once again, MLive will be providing live results of tonight's drawing and will update this story with the winning numbers as they come in.

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It became even more hard to hit a Mega Millions jackpot beginning with the October 31 drawing when the matrix of balls was altered.

"Sales are definitely higher, and we've seen this in the past when jackpots start ticking up sales definitely tick up as well and that's exciting for everybody", said Cindy Polzin with the Wisconsin Lottery. Wouldn't it be nice to win $400 million and take home $275 million! But, as THV11's Winnie Wright tells us, the winners aren't the only ones who benefit from the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery.

"I got five tickets for each one", said Tom Pinter. I would give each of my three children $1 million each and set aside some for my grandchildren's education.

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"We drove all the way here to win the big jackpot", Hurtado said.

Americans spend more than $70 billion a year on lotteries. Friday, January 5th, there are back to back lottery jackpots that are in the hundreds of millions of dollars - and that fever is burning twice as hot.

Koppy said it varies how often the jackpot is hit.

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The Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots combined reached $1 billion Friday, but if you're in Nevada, you'll have to go out of state to buy a ticket. The odds of winning both are one in 75.6 quadrillion.


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