The last word stocking stuffer might quickly be yours — should you beat the lengthy odds.
The Mega Thousands and thousands jackpot has climbed to an eye-popping $565 million after no ticket matched all six numbers drawn final week, the lottery introduced Saturday.
If any individual wins on the subsequent drawing, the jackpot can be the sixth-largest prize within the 20-year historical past of the sport, Mega Thousands and thousands introduced in a information launch on its web site.
The numbers drawn on Friday evening have been white balls 15, 21, 32, 38 and 62, plus the gold Mega Ball 8. No ticket matched all six successful numbers, however two tickets offered in California and Illinois matched 5 of them and nabbed the sport’s second-biggest prize.
Thirty-one tickets throughout the U.S. matched 4 numbers, plus the Mega Ball, to win the sport’s third-tier prize, based on the information launch.
The Mega Thousands and thousands jackpot was final received on Oct. 14, when tickets offered in California and Florida shared a $502 million prize.
Within the twenty years since Mega Thousands and thousands began promoting tickets, there have been 11 successful jackpots of $500 million or extra — together with three that exceeded a staggering $1 billion.
The sport’s present document jackpot is $1.537 billion, received by a fortunate ticket purchaser in South Carolina on Oct. 23, 2018.
The chances of successful the Mega Thousands and thousands lottery are 1 in 302 million, based on the web site SmartLuck. The following drawing is on Dec. 27.
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