Friday's Mega Millions jackpot soars to $1 billion

Friday's Mega Millions jackpot soars to $1 billion

Friday's Mega Millions jackpot soars to $1 billion

The base prize for matching the five white numbers drawn is $1 million.

The next drawing, which is scheduled for Tuesday (10/23) at 11pm, will have an estimated jackpot of $1.6 billion.

No information about the Knoxville victor is available until the prize is claimed. The estimated jackpot for that drawing would tie the largest lottery prize in USA history.

A jackpot of roughly $500 million is usually nothing to, as the adults say, sneeze at.

After nobody won Saturday's Powerball top prize, the potential jackpot has swelled to an even more monstrous amount.

Its jackpot rose on Friday to £360 million ($470m) from £329 million ($430m), with a lump sum value of £205 million ($268.6m).

Saturday's Powerball numbers are: 16-54-57-62-69 and Powerball: 23.

The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are 1 in 292 million.

No one has won the Mega Millions jackpot since July 24, when a group of 11 workers in California split $543 million.

The next Powerball drawing is at 11 p.m. EST Wednesday.

Mega Millions is played in 44 states Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. CA did sell a 5/6 prize worth $1.9 million.

When lottery officials changed the Mega Millions rules in October 2017 to shrink the odds of winning and increase ticket prices to $2 from $1, then-Mega Millions president Debbie Alford said the innovations would deliver "attention-grabbing jackpots" and generate increased revenues.

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