Numbers picked in massive Mega Millions drawing

Devin Lawrence
October 24, 2018

But much of the focus has been on Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing and what would be the largest jackpot prize in USA history.

The numbers drawn in Tuesday night's drawing are 5, 28, 62, 65, 70 and Mega Ball 5. The largest it has ever been for either Mega Millions and Powerball.

No one has matched all six Mega Millions numbers since July when a group of 11 co-workers won a $543 million (£415.4m) prize.

With more than 300 million possible combinations, the odds of winning are 1 in 302,575,350.

- Despite the bad odds - one in 302.5 million for those keeping score at home - someone will eventually match all six numbers and win the Mega Millions jackpot, which now stands at an estimated $1.6 billion.

Mega Millions tickets cost $2.00 per play. In Arizona, people who win more than $600 can keep their names secret for 90 days after claiming prizes, but after that names are public record.

Since Friday's drawing, ticket sales are at a frenzy.

That puts the jackpots for the nation's two largest lotteries at more than $2.2 billion.

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Andres Ojeda, also in line at the store, had less firm plans for the jackpot.

Meanwhile, the Powerball prize has reached $620 million, with the next drawing scheduled for Wednesday. CBS13 also learned that the chances of winning or losing do not depend on when you bought the ticket.

But remember, you can't win if you don't play.

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

"Back in 1992, there was an Australian Cartel that tried to buy one of every Lottery ticket offered in Virginia", said Prof. "They just want to take a moment out of their day to consider how to dream big", Schlesinger said.

As of 4 p.m., Kansans had already more than $3,000,000 on tickets with no sign of letting up, lottery officials said.

For Henderson, he enjoys hearing what people would do with the money.

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