Winning 'Mega Millions' ticket sold on London
- Author: Darren Santiago Oct 18, 2018,
Oct 18, 2018, 2:05
Your chances of winning are slim to none, but it might be worth investing a few dollars in the Mega Millions contest in the United States before Friday's drawing.
The Mega Millions jackpot has reached $667 million, the largest in Mega Millions history.
A second-tier prize winning Mega Millions ticket sold for the Tuesday drawing that matched five of the five white balls drawn won the $1,000,000 prize.
The Mega Millions jackpot had climbed to an estimated $667 million Tuesday morning, making it the largest grand prize in the game's history hours before the next drawing, according to its website.
The next Mega Millions drawing will be Friday.
The odds of winning the jackpot aren't good, at one in 302.5 million.
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That insane total would have been the highest Mega Millions jackpot in history.
Mega Millions is played in 44 states as well as Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The Powerball drawing will happen at 11:00 pm.
Still, even the combined total wouldn't break the record US lottery prize. It will be the largest jackpot in the game's history and the second largest in the US lottery jackpot history. $559.7 million, Powerball, Jan. 6, 2018 (one ticket, New Hampshire) 9.
The immediate cash value of the prize, which winners can opt to take, is $380 million.
The Associated Press assisted with this article.