Mega Millions posts second largest jackpot ever

Mega Millions posts second largest jackpot ever

They may also set a record (or come close) for earnings on a single Powerball or Mega Millions ticket.

Unidentified players in Minnesota and Nebraska, however, won "Match 5" prizes, officials said.

The combined Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots for drawings Tuesday and Wednesday nights total $999 million.

One "Match 5" victor was reported in Arkansas, according to the site.

Free Mega Millions tickets are available Tuesday ahead of one of the game's largest drawings. That distinction goes to the $1.586 Powerball jackpot in 2016 that was shared by three winners, including a Chino Hills couple.

The jackpot for Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing hit $667 million. "This is now the largest Mega Millions jackpot ever".

And Friday's Mega Millions wasn't a complete bust.

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The last time the Powerball jackpot was won happened back on August 11.

A Super Kansas Cash ticket that matches all numbers Monday night will win a cash jackpot estimated at $3.01 million, the fifth largest jackpot for that game.

Even though no one took home Friday's big prize, there were 2,651,183 winning tickets on the October 12 across all prize levels.

Roland Reyes claimed the prize on behalf of his group, saying they made a decision to play on a whim when they saw how large the jackpot had become.

The Mega Millions lotto drawing is up to $521 million, March 30, 2018. The big jackpots could mean lines at some ticket locations as the drawings near.

Mega Millions is played in 44 states, including Michigan, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. "Jackpot fever is definitely sweeping the country!"

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