There’s nonetheless time to win massive on the lottery earlier than the 12 months is up.
The Mega Hundreds of thousands jackpot has grown to an estimated $565 million after nobody took residence the highest prize in Friday’s drawing. The following drawing is about for December 27, and if somebody wins the jackpot, it will be the sixth-largest prize within the recreation’s historical past, in keeping with the Mega Millions website.
Friday’s successful numbers had been 15, 21, 32, 38, 62 and the Mega Ball 8. Although no ticket matched all six numbers in that drawing, two tickets bought in California and Illinois matched 5 and claimed the second-highest prize, the lottery stated in a information launch. The final time the Mega Hundreds of thousands jackpot was gained was on October 14, when two tickets bought in California and Florida shared a $502 million prize.
Lottery jackpots have gotten bigger and bigger in recent times as video games have expanded to extra states and added extra quantity mixtures. And because the jackpots develop bigger, extra folks purchase tickets, making the percentages of successful more and more smaller.
In July, a ticket in Illinois gained a jackpot of nearly $1.34 billion – the second largest Mega Hundreds of thousands jackpot and the third largest of any US lottery recreation. Two folks got here ahead to assert it in October and opted to take the lump sum cost of $780.5 million, in keeping with the Illinois Lottery.
The biggest ever Mega Hundreds of thousands jackpot was about $1.54 billion, gained by a ticket in South Carolina in 2018. Seven of the 10 highest Mega Millions jackpots have been gained within the final 5 years.
The percentages of successful the Mega Hundreds of thousands lottery are about 1 in 302.5 million.