Mega Millions jackpot numbers drawn for $1.28 billion


It’s unclear if anyone won Friday night’s Mega Millions draw, which is estimated to be worth $1.28 billion.

This week’s jackpot, which surpassed $1 billion for the third time in the game’s 20-year history, generated a lot of national interest. The one-time payout for Friday’s jackpot is estimated at $747.2 million, according to Mega Millions.

The winning numbers were 13, 36, 45, 57, 67 and a 14 super ball. Shortly after the 11pm draw, the Mega Millions website was blocked due to “a lot of traffic”.

If no one hits all six numbers, the $1.28 billion prize will turn into an even bigger one, possibly a record $1.7 billion, according to the announcers who drew the lottery on Friday. That painting is scheduled for Tuesday night.

“We are very excited about the opportunities Mega Millions offers to retailers, players and good causes across the country,” Ohio Lottery Director Pat McDonald, who leads the Mega Millions consortium, said in a news conference ahead of Friday’s draw. “The Mega Millions group, and much of the country, is looking forward to tonight’s draw with great anticipation.”

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Here’s what you need to know about drawing:

Where can I view drawings of Mega Millions?

Live drawings can be viewed on news stations across the country. Watching the drawing depends on the TV provider, but the Lottery Universe website lists some channels where you can watch the event live. Mega Millions also posts a video of the drawing to its YouTube page, but not until after the drawing is complete.

How about the $1.28 billion Mega Millions jackpot?

Later in the week, that amount reached a near-record level as 29 consecutive draws came and went without a single winner matching all six numbers. The final winner was a $20 million lottery ticket sold in Tennessee on April 15.

On Tuesday, a player in California matched five numbers, but that person did not match a super number. The player missed the $830 million jackpot, but still took home $2.9 million for matching five numbers. California Lottery.

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In October 2018, the largest single ticket jackpot in Mega Millions history of $1.537 billion was won by a player in South Carolina. The winner’s one-time payout was $878 million, according to CBS News. The winner has remained anonymous.

This week’s jackpot surpassed last year’s $1.05 billion Mega Millions jackpot, won on a single lottery ticket shared by four members of the Detroit Suburban Lottery Club. Like the South Carolina players, the Michigan team has remained anonymous.

How did past lottery winners spend their money?

Past lottery winners have spent their winnings on homes, paid off debt and helped their communities. But some people’s luck turns into bad luck for others, and their wealth will cause them to go bankrupt.

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Where can I buy Mega Millions tickets?

Mega Millions takes place in 45 states as well as Washington, DC and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Tickets are $2 each and can be purchased until 11 p.m. The individual state lotteries listed on the Mega Millions website show potential players where they can buy tickets.

The only states that cannot play Mega Millions are Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Nevada and Utah.

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What are the odds of winning the Mega Millions?

The odds of winning a Mega Millions are about 1 in 303 million.

In fact, the Washington Post reported this week that a person is 70 times more likely to be killed by a shark than a potential windfall this week. If that wasn’t enough, a person is at least 216 times more likely to be struck by lightning this year than to win the Mega Millions jackpot.

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Mark Glickman, a senior lecturer in statistics at Harvard University, told The Washington Post this week that the more people who play Mega Millions, the better the chances of winning.

“Once the pot reaches that range, enough people are playing that there’s a good chance someone will pick the right number,” Glickman said.

Millionaire leader MacDonald agrees: “Someone’s going to win.”

Bonnie Berkowitz and Shelly Tan contributed to this report.

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