Winning numbers for $667 million Mega Millions jackpot

Marco Green
October 17, 2018

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The winning numbers of the largest Mega Millions drawing in the game's history have been announced. The estimated jackpot for that drawing would be the second-largest lottery prize in USA history.

To win the jackpot, tickets must match five white ball numbers plus the mega ball. The cash option for the jackpot is $380 million. The cash option, which is favored by almost all winners, is $380 million.

And in 2009, Steve Williams of Shenandoah, Virginia, won a Mega Millions jackpot worth a cool $200 million.

The Mega Millions prize was already giant, but now it's even bigger.

THe jackpot, according to the AP, is expected to climb to $868 million.

If someone wakes up Wednesday a multi-millionaire, they are encouraged to do a few things before cashing in the ticket.

The largest lottery drawing ever in the USA was the $1.586 billion Powerball lottery jackpot paid out to three winners across the country in 2016.

Although the Mega Millions prize has grown larger, the odds of winning remain the same, at a dismal one in 302.5 million. North Dakotans are on the opposite end of the spectrum, spending about $44 per year on the lottery, or the lowest average figure among residents of all 50 states. MA residents have the biggest taste for playing the odds, spending nearly $763 per year on lottery tickets, the study found.

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