Mega Millions jackpot tops $360M for tonight's drawing

03 January, 2018, 01:55 | Author: Edward Snyder
  • 9th largest Powerball jackpot up for grabs

In October, Mega Millions changed the numbers from which players can choose, bringing the odds of picking all six numbers to 1 in 302.6 million, from 1 in 258.9 million under the old format.

Very strong sales across all 46 participating Lottery jurisdictions, which includes 44 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands, were attributed for the increase.

The Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots remain on the rise, with the jackpots approaching $800 million combined.

The Mega Millions drawing scheduled for 11 PM ET Tuesday has an estimated jackpot of $343 million, as of around noon ET, and the Powerball drawing scheduled for 10:59 PM Wednesday has an estimated prize of $440 million.




The IRS takes almost 40 percent of the winnings.

But that didn't stop people from buying tickets to both games in recent days. "But with the $553 million Cdn. jackpot right at the start of 2018, we are certain the new year will be even more successful for us in terms of online Powerball ticket sales". "There's not much loyalty to a specific games". Furthermore, since theLotter stores clients' tickets in OR, it abides by the US Immoral Acts Law, which stipulates that one is "prohibited from importing into the United States from any foreign country any lottery ticket". They spent more than $80 billion on them in 2016.

The official Ohio Lottery site offers more information on instant tickets, raffles and other lottery games.

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