Want to be a billionaire? This lottery jackpot is a good start

19 October, 2018, 13:38 | Author: Manuel Hopkins
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The Maine lottery, for example, has a Mega Millions deadline of 9:50 p.m. ET on the day of each drawing.

A $150,000 winning ticket from Wednesday night's Powerball drawing was sold in Owensboro.

The largest lottery jackpot was a $1.6 billion Powerball prize won in January 2016. Here are some answers for someone holding that prized lottery ticket for what would be the second-largest lottery jackpot in US history.

That means the jackpot for Friday's drawing is now at least $970 million, or a cash lump sum of $548.6 million, and the number will just keep climbing until some lucky person (who will most likely not be you) hits it big.

And then there's Friday's monster Mega Millions drawing, the largest in the game's history. In Indiana, on the other hand, the cutoff for buying Mega Millions tickets is 10:44 p.m. ET. Since that change, three of the six largest Mega Millions jackpots have been paid out.

Trump, Pompeo still defending Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi
What's more, Amazon has reportedly been in talks to open data centers in Saudi Arabia, according to the Wall Street Journal . Earlier, investigators spent almost nine hours in the Saudi consul's residence before leaving, as did Saudi investigators.

The average American spends about $223 per year on lottery tickets, according to a survey from LENDedu.

Mega Millions tickets cost $2 per play and there are a total of nine ways to win a prize, ranging from the jackpot down to $2.

Lottery officials recommend winners take a deep breath, put their winning ticket in a safe spot and consult with a reputable financial planner before popping over to the lottery headquarters. MA residents have the biggest taste for playing the odds, spending nearly $763 per year on lottery tickets, the study found.

The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot is one out of 302 million.

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