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Live results for $450M Mega Millions drawing on 01/05/18

Live results for $450M Mega Millions drawing on 01/05/18

Together they constitute the third-largest ever jackpot combined total. The Powerball jackpot also surged, sitting at $550 million, with a $348 million cash option, after no victor Wednesday.

Those are the two games with the largest payouts offered by the N.C. Education Lottery, and both are sold in many other states. The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot is only one-in-around-302 million.

Mega Millions, which is now valued at $450 million, will be drawn tonight, January 5; Powerball will be drawn Saturday, Jan 6.

At stake in Friday's 11 p.m. EST (0400 GMT Saturday) Mega Millions drawing is a $450 million prize, the fourth-largest in its history with a $281 million payout if the victor selects a lump-sum payment.

The jackpots refer to the annuity options for both games, in which payments are made over 29 years. There were five tickets worth $1 million each sold in Florida, California, North Carolina, New York and OR, and another ticket in Florida is worth $2 million.

There have even been five jackpot winners who have failed to claim their prizes in the last 16 years, according to the lottery data that's available. Now, with the increased amount of numbers to pick from, I feel-and realistically so-that my chances are greatly diminished.




"I bought 20-something dollars worth of merchandise", he said as he held a brown bag of items he picked up while across the state line.

Sanders wasn't the only one undeterred by the long odds.

The jackpot goes to a victor who matches the five numbers and the Powerball number, but winners also can win smaller prizes by matching some of the numbers.

The Mega Millions jackpot is the 4th largest in that game's history. Four North Carolina players have won the jackpot since 2006.

I never won one of those $15 million Mega Millions jackpots, but I always figured I had a chance.


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