Lottery24 – Mega Millions jackpot rolls over againOn Tuesday night the Mega Millions jackpot was worth $454 million after, as we reported after the weekend, the American lottery game went without a winner on Friday night.
However, when Tuesday night came, lottery ticket holders were given another difficult task, they had to match a series of numbers that were higher than most people choose. Numbers 29, 46, 53, 64 and 73 came out of the ball machine along with Mega Ball 10, with most of these numbers being above the range of 1-31 which many lottery players choose from birthdays. The $454 million jackpot was worth $357 million as a cash payment on Tuesday evening, unless a winner was to choose to select an initial payment followed by 29 annuity payments.
Sadly, no ticket purchased in any of the 44 member states, Washington, D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Island matched all of those numbers together, beating odds of one in almost 259 million, allowing the jackpot to continue growing as it has been doing since it was last won in March by a player in Washington State who scored the entire $157 million Mega Millions bounty to himself. The next draw on Friday will be worth a whopping $508 million, the highest lottery jackpot of the year so far and the largest prize since two players split a $648 million Mega Millions jackpot in December 2013.
Lottery officials said that the more people who buy tickets, the higher the prize will grow, as each ticket sold makes up the prize that is on offer, and it works the other way around as well, because as the prize grows, more people are tempted to buy a ticket for the draw. Back in January, the largest ever jackpot prize was won by three different Powerball lottery players, one each in Florida, Tennessee, and California, as they split the $1.6 billion prize between them.
Mega Millions players are already hopeful that we could see a repeat of that historical draw if the jackpot continues to grow, while others are fantasising about how they’ll be spending their winnings, as comedian Spencer Hicks tweeted, “If I win tonight’s Mega Millions, I’m going to buy my own basketball league.”
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