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Mega Millions jackpot increases to $489 million as there is no winner of grand prize



The Mega Millions jackpot has reached an impressive $489 million after no tickets matched the winning numbers in the recent drawing. The winning numbers drawn were 46, 54, 56, 67, and 70, with a Mega ball of 16. Despite no jackpot winner, one lucky player in California matched all five white balls to win $1 million, while another player in Texas matched all five white balls with the Megaplier to win $3 million. The next drawing will take place on Tuesday, offering players a chance to win the grand prize with an estimated value of $489 million, or a cash option of $226.4 million.

If there is no winner on Tuesday, the jackpot is likely to exceed $536 million, making it one of the top 10 prizes in the game’s history. Winners often opt for the cash prize over the annuity, which is paid out as one immediate payment followed by 29 annual payments. The odds of winning the grand prize are 1 in 302,575,350, making it a challenging but potentially life-changing opportunity for participants. The latest Mega Millions drawing saw a player in North Carolina win $1 million after their sister picked out the winning ticket, leading to a heartwarming lottery story.

The last Mega Millions jackpot was won on March 26, when a lucky winner in New Jersey took home a massive $1.13 billion prize, marking the fifth-largest jackpot in the game’s history. The record for the largest jackpot, an impressive $1.602 billion, was won in Florida on August 8, 2023, creating a nationwide buzz and excitement around the Mega Millions game. Mega Millions is played in 45 states, as well as Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands, providing numerous opportunities for players to participate in the lottery excitement. The deadline for purchasing a ticket is 9:45 p.m. on the night of the Tuesday and Friday draws, allowing players to try their luck in securing a substantial jackpot win. With such high stakes and exciting prizes up for grabs, Mega Millions remains a popular and engaging lottery game for players across the country.

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