Tuesday’s Mega Millions jackpot was the largest in greater than two years.
DES MOINES, Iowa — The video above was revealed in October 2018.
Lottery gamers had one other shot Tuesday evening on the third-largest jackpot in U.S. historical past.
The Mega Millions high prize climbed to an estimated $865 million, the largest jackpot in greater than two years. Powerball, the opposite lottery recreation provided in many of the U.S., isn’t far behind at $730 million for a drawing Wednesday evening.
The successful numbers in Tuesday evening’s Mega Millions drawing had been: 10-19-26-28-50 and a Mega Ball of 16.
It’s the primary time each lottery jackpots have topped $700 million. The largest prize was a $1.58 billion Powerball jackpot received by three folks in 2016.
No one has received the Mega Millions jackpot since Sept. 15, permitting the prize to develop bigger and bigger over 4 months. The final Powerball jackpot winner was a day later, on Sept. 16.
Such huge jackpots are uncommon, however each video games depend on extremely lengthy odds to generate consideration and improve gross sales. For Mega Millions, the percentages of matching all six numbers is one in 302.5 million, and for Powerball it’s one in 292.2 million.
The prizes listed are for winners who select an annuity choice, paid over 30 years. Winners nearly at all times go for money prizes, which for Mega Millions can be $638.8 million and $546 million for Powerball.
Those prizes additionally can be topic to federal taxes, and most states would take a minimize as effectively.
Mega Millions and Powerball are each performed in 45 states in addition to Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Powerball additionally is obtainable in Puerto Rico.