Mega Millions ticket on Friday? If so, take heart: Nobody else won the jackpot either.
That's the largest prize money ever, surpassing the $ 1.59 billion Powerball jackpot drawn in 2016. The previous record for a Mega Millions jackpot was $ 656 million in 2012. The money which is divided evenly by winners in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland.
Gordon Medenica, the lead director of the lottery consortium known as the Mega Millions Group, said on Saturday.
The next Mega Millions will be on Tuesday. Mr. Medenica said.
Mega Millions tickets are sold in 44 states as well as Washington, D.C., and the Virgin Islands. Residents in the six states that do not have lotteries (Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Mississippi, Nevada and Utah) can buy their tickets across the border.
One of the largest lottery retailers in Georgia is at a truck stop Atlanta and Birmingham, Ala., Mr. Medenica said.
Tickets cost $ 2, which seems like a relatively small price to pay for a chance at becoming rich. But do not get your hopes up too much. The odds of winning the Mega Millions are about 1 in 302 million. The odds are 1 in 88 quadrillion.
If Tuesday brings another round of disappointment, the winner of the lottery is not always a good thing, and stories abound of big winners going into debt, fighting with family members or – and our apologies for being a real downer here – being murdered.
If you do win either lottery – or both! – consider reading these tips before doing anything else. Good luck.