No Mega Millions victor, jackpot climbs to $1.6 billion

22 October, 2018, 02:40 | Author: Manuel Hopkins
  • Signs display the jackpots for Mega Millions and Powerball lottery drawings at a newsstands in midtown Manhattan in New York U.S

Based on sales projections, 75 percent of the 302 million possible combinations will be chosen for Tuesday's drawing, up from 59.1 percent in Friday's, said Carole Gentry, spokeswoman for Maryland Lottery and Gaming.

Powerball has climbed since there was a victor in NY on August 11.

Friday morning, the jackpot rose to $1 billion, with an estimated cash payout of more than $565 million. There are smaller prizes, from $2 up to $1 million, for matching some, but not all, numbers.

The new jackpot set another record as the highest Mega Millions prize ever, and got even closer to the highest lottery prize ever, $1.6 billion.

The next drawing, which is scheduled for Tuesday (10/23) at 11pm, will have an estimated jackpot of $1.6 billion. United Kingdom players can win a separate prize by betting on the numbers.

Fan interference nixes Altuve HR in Game 5
Before the loss in Game 5, Verlander was 5-0 with a 2.42 ERA in his last 5 starts (including postseason) against the Red Sox. This time , it was 21-year-old Rafael Devers who took Verlander long , for a three-run home run to put the Red Sox up 4-0.

The winning numbers for Saturday's drawing were 16, 54, 57, 62, 69 with a Powerball of 23.

Its jackpot rose on Friday to £360 million ($470m) from £329 million ($430m), with a lump sum value of £205 million ($268.6m). The second-largest jackpot was a $1.586 billion Powerball drawing on January 13, 2016.

Each Powerball ticket is $2.

It costs $2 to play the game, but the odds of winning the grand prize is one in 302.5 million. The game is played in 44 states, Puerto Rico, Washington D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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