Mega Millions jackpot reaches all-time high of $900 million

Dwayne Harmon
October 18, 2018

The jackpot keeps swelling because nobody has won since July 24, when 11 workers in a California office shared $543 million, the largest prize ever won on a single ticket in the game.

The winning numbers for Tuesday's drawing were 69, 45, 61, 3 and 49.

A Midlands lottery player is carrying around a $50,000 ticket after purchasing a Mega Millions ticket, according to a statement from the S.C. Education Lottery.

The immediate cash value of the prize, which winners can opt to take, is $380 million.

This is the second-largest jackpot in United States history. The ticket matched the first five numbers without the Mega Ball. That ticket is worth $5 million.

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Mega Millions is available in 44 states, plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. $559.7 million, Powerball, Jan. 6, 2018 (one ticket, New Hampshire) 9. Combined with the Powerball jackpot of $345 million, the total lottery winnings has climbed to well over a billion dollars. If some lucky person - or people - wins the huge jackpot, the grand prize will reset to $40 million.

Although the Mega Millions prize has grown larger, the odds of winning remain the same, at a dismal one in 302.5 million.

Of course, you could also enter the Powerball drawing on Wednesday.

Lottery officials say the ticket was sold at the Bigs Aztec Corner Store on St. Mary's Street in downtown San Antonio.

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