Mega Tens of millions jackpot jumps to $1B thanks to brisk ticket income in advance of today’s drawing

Robust Mega Millions ticket sales nationally have bumped the jackpot for Friday’s Mega Hundreds of thousands jackpot to $1 billion, up from the past estimate of $970 million.

If someone hits the Mega Thousands and thousands jackpot it will be the third-premier in U.S. lottery heritage and the next most important Mega Millions prize. The money selection for tonight’s drawing is now $739.6 million.

$970 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot

The Mega Thousands and thousands jackpot has improved to $1 billion for Friday night’s drawing owing to brisk ticket sales. The initial estimate was $970

The drawing will be held at 10:59 p.m. and televised on WABC-7 in New York Metropolis and Fox 29 in Philadelphia. will publish the successful numbers immediately subsequent the summary of the drawing.

No just one hit Tuesday’s $865 million Mega Thousands and thousands jackpot throughout the region. In New Jersey, there had been two $1 million and 8 3rd-prize winners who received a combined $90,000.

A ticket offered in Maryland on Wednesday hit the $731.1 million Powerball jackpot, in the meantime.

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Two Mega Thousands and thousands jackpots ended up strike in New Jersey in 2020. An nameless winner claimed the $202 million prize gained on Feb. 11 with a ticket offered in Edison and a $124 million ticket was purchased in Bayonne for the July 24 drawing.

A South Carolina ticket hit the $1.537 billion Mega Hundreds of thousands jackpot in Oct 2018. The most significant jackpot — a $1.586 billion Powerball prize in January 2016 was break up amongst three ticket holders. The fortunate tickets were being offered in California, Florida and Tennessee.

Mega Tens of millions tickets charge $2 each and in New Jersey should be bought by 10:45 p.m. on the evening of the drawing. The odds of a ticket hitting the jackpot by matching 5 numbers and the Mega Ball are 302,575,350 to 1. Players have a 1 in 12,607,306 shot to win the next prize of at minimum $1 million by matching five figures.

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

Jeff Goldman may be arrived at at [email protected].

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