Mega Millions numbers revealed for massive $548M jackpot

Mae Love
October 21, 2018

The televised drawing, which is held in Atlanta, is set to be held at 11 p.m. EDT (0300 GMT Wednesday) with a machine that selects six numbered balls, including the "Mega ball".

The Mega Millions jackpot has soared to a whopping $868 million for Friday night's drawing. Sadly, you won't be walking away with much. On a whim she purchased tickets to the Florida Lotto at theLotter, and that was a very fortuitous decision. Here are more details.

The lottery prize is the country's third highest on record, trailing two Powerball jackpots, including a $1.586 billion payout in 2016. When you win a prize, it is entirely yours as commissions aren't taken from winning tickets. Those numbers were 3, 45, 49, 61, 69 with a Mega Ball of 9.

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If you match 4 white only, you'll win $500. Your chances of winning are a measly one in 302.5 million, according to The Associated Press.

Wednesday's Powerball jackpot is nothing to sneeze at either.

Mega Millions' record haul was a $656 million jackpot shared by people in three states in 2012. The increase reflects a surge in ticket sales. Instead of picking five numbers out of 75 and 1 number out of 15, players now pick five numbers out of 70 and 1 out of 25.

The lucky victor must call the Michigan Lottery Public Relations Division at 517-373-1237 to claim the prize. And some states allow winners to stay anonymous.

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