US lottery jackpot tops $500 million, sets world record
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Players must match all 5 numbers and the Mega Ball in order to win the jackpot. Only 47 tickets with a $250,000 payout were sold, which matched at least five numbers, but not the Mega Ball. Over 2.5 million tickets matched only the Mega Ball for a cash prize of two dollars. The numbers drawn were 9, 19, 34, 44 & 51. The Mega Ball was 24.
The previous U.S. Georgia and New Jersey. In January 2011, the jackpot rose to $380 million the second largest ever, producing two winners, one in Idaho and the other in Washington. In 2006 reached $365 million with one winner in Nebraska.was $390 million which was set by Mega Millions in 2007. Two individuals won the jackpot from
After all taxes are paid on the prize money, Tuesday's Mega Millions jackpot would have been worth just over $180 million. The lottery's last jackpot winner was on January 24 when a, Georgia resident won $72 million. Since then there have been eighteen drawings which produced no jackpot winner.
The next drawing occurs on Friday at 11:00pm ().
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