Another Mega Millions drawing without a Mega Millions winner.  Last night’s drawing was worth $850 million if all 6 ping pong balls matched up with the 6 numbers on your ticket.  The winning numbers were 10-19-26-28-50 and 16. A total of 9 tickets sold matched 5 numbers with the holders of those tickets won $1 million last night.  There were 2 winners of $2 million dollars that also hit the Megaplier.  If the jackpot was hit the cash one-lump sum payout would have been $638.8 million. The largest Mega Millions jackpot was drawn in October of 2018.  That winning ticket was sold in South Carolina and hit for $1,537 billion.

The jackpot now climbs close to a billion dollars at $970 million.  The next Mega Millions drawing is Friday at 11pm.  If you’re still looking to add to your portfolio without working extra hours, tonight’s Powerball drawing is worth $730 million.  The cash payout is around $546 million if you’d like that in a one-time check.  The deadline to purchase a Powerball ticket is tonight at 9:50 for the 10pm drawing.

Both Powerball and Mega Millions costs $2 per play.  Powerball you choose 5 numbers between 1 and 69 and then choose 1 number as your Powerball with a number range between 1 and 26.  Mega Millions you choose 5 numbers between 1 and 70 and 1 number between 1 and 25 known as the gold Mega Ball.

If you've ever wondered where the money raised by the purchase of Mega Millions and Powerball tickets goes, 50% of the sales goes to the prize pool with the remaining 50% goes towards vendor fees, administration, retailer commissions.   Mass lottery games are distributed to all 351 cities and towns that choose how they would like to allocate the funds.

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