McCreary County Record
Mega Millions Jackpot Soars to $910 Million
The Mega Millions jackpot has reached an astonishing $910 million, after no winning tickets were sold for the previous $820 million jackpot. Excitement is brewing as lottery players eagerly await the next drawing, which is scheduled to take place on Friday.
The winning numbers for Tuesday’s estimated jackpot were 3, 5, 6, 44, and 61, with a Mega Ball of 25. Unfortunately, no one managed to match all the numbers, leading to the staggering increase in the prize money.
This jackpot has been notably elusive, with no winner in the past 28 drawings since April 18. This has contributed to the immense growth of the prize. If a single winning ticket had been sold for Tuesday’s drawing, the fortunate winner would have had a choice between a lump sum payment of $418 million or an annuity option.
The cash option for Friday’s estimated $910 million jackpot stands at an impressive $464.2 million. As more tickets are sold across the country, the jackpot is expected to continue climbing before the next drawing.
The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are approximately one in 302.58 million, underscoring the remarkable feat achieved by any lucky winner. It’s no wonder that this staggering amount has captured the attention and enthusiasm of millions of lottery hopefuls.
While the Mega Millions jackpot has been captivating the nation, last week saw a remarkable achievement in the Powerball game. A staggering $1.08 billion jackpot was won in downtown Los Angeles, but the identity of the winner is still unknown. The anticipation grows as the world awaits the emergence of the newest billionaire.
It is important to note that Mega Millions tickets are unavailable in certain states, including Alabama, Utah, Alaska, Hawaii, and Nevada. However, they are sold in all other states, as well as Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Each state has the authority to determine where its lottery profits are allocated. In California, for example, all the proceeds go directly to public education. In the 2021-22 fiscal year alone, this amounted to an impressive $2 billion, contributing significantly to the improvement of schools across the state.
As the Mega Millions frenzy continues to captivate the nation, everyone awaits Friday’s drawing with bated breath, hoping to be the sole winner of the staggering $910 million jackpot.