Winning numbers announced for $685 million Mega Millions jackpot drawing

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Mega Millions jackpot reaches $685 million

Mega Millions jackpot reaches $685 million


The estimated jackpot amount for the Mega Millions Jackpot rose to $685 million before Friday night’s draw, according to lottery officials. Friday’s winning numbers were 1, 3, 6, 44, 51 and the “Mega Ball” was 7.

It is not yet known if the winning tickets were sold.

According to the lottery website, $685 million would be the fourth largest jackpot won in Mega Millions history. A cash option would at least make him $347.8 million.

According to the release, the Mega Millions jackpot was last won on October 14, with two tickets sold in California and Florida splitting the $502 million prize pool.

Since then, there have been 21 drawings.

July this year, Tickets on sale in Illinois We won the second largest Mega Millions Jackpot ever. Mega Millions’ biggest ever jackpot was $1.537 billion he won in South Carolina in October 2018.

One winning Powerball ticket sold in California last month $2.04 billion jackpotthe largest in lottery history.

$640 million goes to winners who choose the annuity option. This is 30 or more annual installments. But winners usually choose the cash option.

Federal taxes are collected, and state taxes are collected depending on where the winner lives.

Also, if multiple winning tickets are sold, the jackpot will be split.

The odds of winning the Mega Millions Jackpot are a staggering 1 in 302.6 million.

Mega Millions is played in 45 states, as well as Washington DC and the US Virgin Islands.

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