Mega Millions jackpot hits $970 million for today’s drawing. Here’s the place that ranks in lottery heritage,

UPDATE: Mega Millions jackpot jumps to $1B because of to brisk ticket revenue ahead of today’s drawing

The Mega Hundreds of thousands jackpot truly worth an approximated $970 million for Friday’s drawing would be the 3rd-largest U.S. lottery prize if a person matches all the numbers.

The funds alternative for the 10:59 p.m. Mega Thousands and thousands drawing is valued at $716.3 million however the jackpot may increase greater in advance of the drawing if ticket sales throughout the county are powerful adequate. The jackpot soared to $970 million soon after no one particular won Tuesday night’s Mega Millions drawing.

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These are the biggest successful lottery jackpots in U.S. background and where the upcoming Mega Hundreds of thousands drawing will rank if a successful ticket is bought.Len Melisurgo | NJ Progress Media for

Only 1 Mega Millions drawing has produced a larger jackpot winner — a South Carolina ticket hit the $1.537 billion Mega Thousands and thousands jackpot in October 2018. It’s the major jackpot gained by a solitary ticket.

The biggest U.S. lottery jackpot — a $1.586 billion Powerball prize in January 2016 was split between a few ticket holders. The fortunate tickets were being offered in California, Florida and Tennessee.

30-six Mega Hundreds of thousands drawings have been held due to the fact Adrian Tongson of Racine, Wisconsin hit the $120 million jackpot on Sept. 15. He chose the hard cash selection and won $95.4 million just before taxes.

Each Mega Millions and Powerball had been on a operate without having a winner for months right up until a Powerball ticket sold in Maryland strike Wednesday’s $731.1 million Powerball jackpot.

Two Mega Hundreds of thousands jackpots were being hit in New Jersey in 2020. An anonymous winner claimed the $202 million prize received on Feb. 11 with a ticket offered in Edison and a $124 million ticket was purchased in Bayonne for the July 24 drawing.

Mega Thousands and thousands tickets cost $2 every single and in New Jersey will have to be acquired by 10:45 p.m. on the night of the drawing. The odds of a ticket hitting the jackpot by matching five figures and the Mega Ball are 302,575,350 to 1. Gamers have a 1 in 12,607,306 shot to acquire the second prize of at the very least $1 million by matching five numbers.

The activity is played in 45 states, Washington D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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