Published: Wed, October 24, 2018
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Going crackpot over jackpot: Americans go nuts over $ 2.2billion lottery

Going crackpot over jackpot: Americans go nuts over $ 2.2billion lottery

With so many combinations, the odds of nailing the winning number right now is said to be one in 302 million.

Here's everything you need to know about the Mega Millions game.

"We don't say that additional dollars are raised during a big run like this, because we flat-line budget the sales numbers from Mega Millions all year", Polston said.

So, what are your chances of winning the $1.6-billion jackpot this time? The largest single prize went to a 2017 player from MA who celebrated a $US758.7 million Powerball payday. I could opt to receive either a lump sum payment of about $905 million or 30 annual payments averaging about $53,333,333 each, according to the Mega Millions website.

Should you win, how much would you really take home?

The jackpot offered to a victor of Mega Millions, one of two major lottery games played across the United States, was $40m in July.

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The jackpot is the largest in USA history and has created a frenzy at stores across the country.

Jean Pierre fills out several Mega Millions lottery tickets for purchase in Orlando, Florida.

The second-largest jackpot was a $1.586 billion Powerball drawing on January 13, 2016.

Mega Millions has already smashed its own jackpot record, which was $656 million, shared by winners in three states in March 2012.

With steady sales, the top prize was set to grow beyond $1.6 billion, as lottery officials predicted bettors would buy tickets up until the very last minute.

How can I receive the money if I win? Winners of tickets up to $600 can redeem them at Maryland Lottery retailers, at any of the state's six casinos or at the Maryland Lottery's office in Baltimore, 1800 Washington Blvd. Payment speed also varies by state, but a week or two is common. Texas has the nation's second-largest population, yet players have only bought winning Mega Millions tickets in the state twice in the past five years. And let's hear it for Rhode Island, the smallest population state to have won a Mega Millions jackpot in the past five years. That prize - won back on January 13, 2016 - was split between three winners, including one in Chino Hills.

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