Mega Millions jackpot has jumped up to $810 million
On Monday, the Mega Millions jackpot jumped up to an estimated $810 million, making it the third highest lottery jackpot in U.S. history. The jackpot, which is currently $470 million in cash value, is the third largest in the game’s history. The largest Mega Millions jackpot was $1.537 billion, won on October 23, 2018. That winning ticket was purchased in South Carolina. But the lottery’s jackpot keeps rising, and ticket sales are outpacing expectations.
Mega Millions drawings take place Tuesdays and Fridays at 11 p.m. EDT. Each drawing contains five ball numbers, one Mega Ball, and 25 bonus balls. The odds of winning the jackpot are one in 302 million. There are currently 44 states and the District of Columbia, as well as the U.S. Virgin Islands. In addition to the United States, players in the U.S. Virgin Islands can purchase tickets for Mega Millions.
Powerball jackpot is guaranteed to be $20 million
The Multi-State Lottery Association recently announced that the starting jackpot for the Powerball game will increase to $20 million. As a result, the minimum rollover amount will also increase to $2 million or $10 million per drawing. That means that, as of April 1, the Powerball jackpot will grow to $170 million. Despite the low payouts in recent weeks, this is not an April Fool’s joke.
The starting jackpot amount will be $20 million, as long as no one plays the Powerball game for the second time. However, if no one wins, the jackpot will start at a lower amount. The next drawing will be on April 8, so players will need to buy a new ticket to claim the jackpot. Ticket sales will determine how much the jackpot increases and how often. Previously, the jackpot started at $40 million and increased by $10 million every two drawings. Now, starting jackpot amounts will be $20 million, with minimum rollover increases of $2 million.
Mega Millions is played in 45 states
Mega Millions is an exciting multistate lottery game. It is played across 45 states, Washington D.C., the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In order to win the jackpot, players choose five white numbers and one gold ball and try to match all five. If the ball comes up white, you win. If you match all five white numbers and the gold ball, you win! If not, you can get your money back. The larger the match, the higher the prize!
The minimum age for buying a Mega Millions ticket is eighteen years old, or the legal age to be of legal age in that state. Mega Millions is not played in New Hampshire, but you do need to be 18 years old to play in these states. However, players in Nebraska and Arizona must be at least 21 years old. If you win the jackpot, you can choose to be public or private, but remember to always follow all Mega Millions rules!