$521 MILLION: Mega Millions jackpot raised due to surging sales

$521 MILLION: Mega Millions jackpot raised due to surging sales

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By Todd Northrop

A hurry of price ticket sales for the half-billion-dollar Mega Millions jackpot has caused lottery officers to revise their estimate for the Friday night time drawing to $521 million.

The all-important lump-sum money price is now estimated to be a staggering $317.2 million.

Friday’s drawing would be the 24th since Mega Millions had a winner. The present jackpot run-up began on Jan. nine as a $40 million grand prize.

According to the Maryland Lottery, if no person wins the Friday jackpot, the jackpot for Tuesday, April three shall be $612 million, making it the Third-largest in Mega Millions historical past and the Fifth-largest in U.S. jackpot historical past. (See the top-25 money and annuity jackpots beneath.)

Lottery avid gamers in quest of to take a look at the successful numbers Friday night time are steered to use USA Mega (www.usamega.com). State lottery Web websites are typically slow or introduced to a standstill throughout busy classes, whilst USA Mega typically stays responsive.

Mega Millions drawing effects shall be posted right away after the 11:00 pm drawing at USA Mega. The selection of winners and new jackpot shall be introduced finally collaborating states have reported their information, which typically happens inside a couple of hours after the drawing.

Tickets will stay on sale normally till 10:45 pm Eastern Time on Friday, despite the fact that avid gamers must take a look at with a lottery store of their state for the precise sales cutoff time. (Every state is other.)  Players are strongly prompt now not to wait till the remaining minute.

The odds of successful the jackpot are roughly 1 in 302 million. The odds of successful any of the Mega Millions prizes are 1 in 24.

Mega Millions tickets value $2 every. For an additional $1 in step with price ticket avid gamers should buy the Megaplier choice, which multiplies any non-jackpot received through up to Five occasions, relying at the Megaplier quantity drawn that night time.

The handiest state that doesn’t be offering the Megaplier is California, as a result of state legislation banning fastened lottery prize quantities isn’t appropriate with the fastened nature of the Megaplier payouts.

Lottery avid gamers can see an after-tax research of the present Mega Millions jackpot through visiting USA Mega’s Jackpot Analysis web page.

Mega Millions options 9 other prize ranges, starting from $2 all of the manner up to the jackpot. Players can win even though they only fit one quantity — the Mega Ball quantity.

Top 25 United States lottery jackpots of all time

Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot recently stands because the Seventh-largest lottery jackpot of all time within the United States.

  1. Powerball: $1.5864 billion, Jan. 13, 2016 – California, Florida, Tennessee
  2. Powerball: $758.7 million, Aug. 23, 2017 – Massachusetts
  3. Mega Millions: $656 million, Mar. 30, 2012 – Illinois, Kansas, Maryland
  4. Mega Millions: $636 million, Dec. 17, 2013 – California, Georgia
  5. Powerball: $590.Five million, May 18, 2013 – Florida
  6. Powerball: $587.Five million, Nov. 28, 2012 – Arizona, Missouri
  7. Powerball: $564.1 million, Feb. 7, 2015 – North Carolina, Puerto Rico, Texas
  8. Powerball: $559.7 million, Jan. 6, 2018 – New Hampshire
  9. Mega Millions: $536 million, Jul. eight, 2016 – Indiana
  10. Mega Millions: $521 million, Mar. 30, 2018 – Preliminary estimate, now not received but
  11. Powerball: $487 million, Jul. 30, 2016 – New Hampshire
  12. Powerball: $456.7 million, Mar. 17, 2018 – Pennsylvania
  13. Mega Millions: $451 million, Jan. Five, 2018 – Florida
  14. Powerball: $448.four million, Aug. 7, 2013 – Minnesota, New Jersey (2)
  15. Powerball: $447.eight million, Jun. 10, 2017 – California
  16. Powerball: $435.three million, Feb. 22, 2017 – Indiana
  17. Powerball: $429.6 million, May 7, 2016 – New Jersey
  18. Powerball: $425.three million, Feb. 19, 2014 – California
  19. Powerball: $420.nine million, Nov. 26, 2016 – Tennessee
  20. Mega Millions: $414 million, Mar. 18, 2014 – Florida, Maryland
  21. Powerball: $399.four million, Sep. 18, 2013 – South Carolina
  22. Mega Millions: $393 million, Aug. 11, 2017 – Illinois
  23. Mega Millions: $390 million, Mar. 6, 2007 – Georgia, New Jersey
  24. Mega Millions: $380 million, Jan. four, 2011 – Idaho, Washington
  25. Powerball: $365 million, Feb. 18, 2006 – Nebraska

For the ones holding rating, the selection of jackpots within the peak 25, through lottery recreation, are:

  • Powerball: 16
  • Mega Millions: nine

Top 25 money price jackpots

Since many lottery winners gather their winnings in money, the lump-sum payout is crucial measure of what a successful price ticket may well be price.

Looking on the money price, the impending Mega Millions jackpot ranks because the 11th-largest money price in U.S. historical past.

  1. Powerball: $983.Five million money, Jan. 13, 2016 ($1.5864 billion annuity) – California, Florida, Tennessee
  2. Powerball: $480.Five million money, Aug. 23, 2017 ($758.7 million annuity) – Massachusetts
  3. Mega Millions: $471 million money, Mar. 30, 2012 ($656 million annuity) – Illinois, Kansas, Maryland
  4. Powerball: $384.7 million money, Nov. 28, 2012 ($587.Five million annuity) – Arizona, Missouri
  5. Powerball: $381.1 million money, Feb. 7, 2015 ($564.1 million annuity) – North Carolina, Puerto Rico, Texas
  6. Mega Millions: $378 million money, Jul. eight, 2016 ($536 million annuity) – Indiana
  7. Powerball: $370.nine million money, May 18, 2013 ($590.Five million annuity) – Florida
  8. Powerball: $352 million money, Jan. 6, 2018 ($559.7 million annuity) – New Hampshire
  9. Mega Millions: $347.6 million money, Dec. 17, 2013 ($636 million annuity) – California, Georgia
  10. Powerball: $336.eight million money, Jul. 30, 2016 ($487 million annuity) – New Hampshire
  11. Mega Millions: $317.2 million money, Mar. 30, 2018 ($521 million annuity) – Preliminary estimate, now not received but
  12. Powerball: $284 million money, May 7, 2016 ($429.6 million annuity) – New Jersey
  13. Mega Millions: $281.nine million money, Jan. Five, 2018 ($451 million annuity) – Florida
  14. Powerball: $279.1 million money, Jun. 10, 2017 ($447.eight million annuity) – California
  15. Powerball: $273.nine million money, Mar. 17, 2018 ($456.7 million annuity) – Pennsylvania
  16. Powerball: $263.Five million money, Feb. 22, 2017 ($435.three million annuity) – Indiana
  17. Powerball: $258.2 million money, Aug. 7, 2013 ($448.four million annuity) – Minnesota, New Jersey (2)
  18. Powerball: $254.7 million money, Nov. 26, 2016 ($420.nine million annuity) – Tennessee
  19. Mega Millions: $246.Five million money, Aug. 11, 2017 ($393 million annuity) – Illinois
  20. Mega Millions: $240 million money, Jan. four, 2011 ($380 million annuity) – Idaho, Washington
  21. Mega Millions: $233.1 million money, Mar. 6, 2007 ($390 million annuity) – Georgia, New Jersey
  22. Mega Millions: $230.nine million money, Mar. 18, 2014 ($414 million annuity) – Florida, Maryland
  23. Powerball: $227.eight million money, Feb. 19, 2014 ($425.three million annuity) – California
  24. Powerball: $224.7 million money, Aug. 15, 2012 ($337 million annuity) – Michigan
  25. Powerball: $223.three million money, Sep. 18, 2013 ($399.four million annuity) – South Carolina

The selection of money price jackpots within the peak 25, through lottery recreation, are:

  • Powerball: 16
  • Mega Millions: nine

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