The first Mega Hundreds of thousands drawing of the brand new 12 months shall be an enormous one as a result of nobody gained Friday evening’s estimated $685 million prize.
The highest prize elevated to $785 million earlier than the subsequent drawing Tuesday evening.
No ticket bought for the lottery matched all six numbers drawn Friday evening, Mega Hundreds of thousands mentioned in a press release early Saturday.
The numbers drawn on Friday had been: 1, 3, 6, 44, 51 and a golden Mega Ball 7.
The jackpot grew so massive due to lengthy odds of 1 in 302.6 million, which resulted in 22 straight drawings with no huge winner.
The estimated $785 million prize is for a winner who chooses to be paid in an annuity, with annual checks for 29 years. Virtually all winners choose cash, which for the subsequent drawing could be round $395 million.
The jackpot is the most important since a $2.04 billion Powerball prize was gained on November 8 in California. A winner has not been introduced for that report payout.
“On solely three earlier events has the Mega Hundreds of thousands jackpot topped $700 million, and all thrice these rolls went over $1 billion,” Mega Hundreds of thousands mentioned.
Mega Hundreds of thousands is performed in 45 states in addition to Washington, D.C., and the US Virgin Islands.
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