Mega Millions winning numbers announced

Posted October 18, 2018

Lottery players will have a chance at winning an estimated $868 million jackpot in Friday night's Mega Millions drawing, which would be the second-largest prize in US history.

The winning numbers are 3-45-49-61-69 with a Mega Ball of 9.

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The sales for all the tickets sold in MA for Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing totaled about $6.824 million.

The lottery prize is the largest-ever for Mega Millions and the country's second-highest on record, trailing a US$1.586 billion Powerball jackpot that was paid out in 2016. The amount you will win is likely $0, because the odds of winning either jackpot are one in several hundred million.

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The odds of winning Tuesday night's MegaMillions drawing are one in 302.5 million. If the victor chooses the annuity option, the jackpot would be paid out over 29 years.

The Mega Millions jackpot has skyrocketed since the July 24 drawing when a group of 11 coworkers in Santa Clara County, California, shared a $543 million prize, the fourth-largest prize in the game's history. Combined, both games value at over $1.2 billion.

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On Aug. 15, 2012, Donald Lawson, of Lapeer, won a $337 million Powerball jackpot. More than 55,000 winning tickets are outstanding, with unclaimed prizes ranging from $2 to $50,000, according to the statement. Colorado Lottery spokeswoman Kelly Tabor has referred to them as "jackpot chasers", as the Powerball jackpot swelled to the second largest in lottery history.