Mega Millions Jackpot Grows to $868 Million

Mega Millions Jackpot Grows to $868 Million

Mega Millions Jackpot Grows to $868 Million

The ticket matched the first five numbers without the Mega Ball. The advertised jackpot grew Wednesday morning to a record $868 million.

Mega Millions drawings take place each Tuesday and Friday evening.

The jackpot victor will need to match numbers on all five white balls and the Mega Ball.

Winning numbers from the October 16 Mega Millions drawing were: 3-45-49-61-69 and the Mega Ball was 9.

It would be the largest jackpot in global lottery history if claimed by a single victor. The cash option is usually favored by the winners.

The Mega Millions jackpot has been growing since July, when a group of California office workers won $543 million. Blake won half of the game's $42 million jackpot in October 2017.

The lottery prize was the country's third highest on record, trailing two Powerball jackpots, including a $1.586 billion payout in 2016.

Almost a billion dollars will be up for grabs Friday in a Mega Millions record jackpot.

Lottery tickets are sold at US$2 each in kiosks, supermarkets and gas stations in 44 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands. On April 22, 2005, a Port Huron couple, Ralph and Mary Stebbins, won $208 million playing Mega Millions.

The dream is still alive for people playing the Mega Millions lottery.

The average American spends about $223 per year on lottery tickets, according to a survey from LENDedu.

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