U.S. lottery jackpot breaks record at 1.6bn dollars

Mega Millions Jackpot Officially Hits $1 Billion

Don't count on making a deposit for anywhere close to $1.6 billion if you win the Tuesday night drawing.

The jackpot will be divided proportionately if there is more than one victor, as happened when the previous Mega Millions record of $656m (£500m today) was drawn in March 2012.

So, in one single weekend, more than $1 billion will shoot out across America to its very luckiest citizens.

Despite the poor odds, lotteries remain very popular among Americans, with the amount spent on lottery tickets each year varying widely from state to state. Then, nobody won. The jackpot continued to grow drastically this week, coming in at $970 million yesterday and entering into three comma territory on Friday. The odds of being struck by lightning in any given year are one in 1.17 million.

There were no immediate reports of any winning tickets being sold. For this drawing, the lump sum option will yield $565.6 million.

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The previous largest single jackpot of $758 million (£580 million) was won last year by Mavis Wanczyk, a 53-year-old mother of two from MA.

Friday's winning numbers were 65, 53, 32, 15 and 70, and the Mega Ball was 7. Most states also tax lottery winnings.

Tickets cost $2, which seems like a relatively small price to pay for a chance at becoming rich. After the 10/19 drawing came and went without seeing a victor, the new Mega Millions jackpot is up to a record-setting $1.6 billion. "I'd be more surprised if it doesn't get hit".

But if no one wins tonight, that at least means that it's OK that you didn't win.

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