The fourth largest lottery jackpot prize in U.S. history; the third largest in Mega Millions history.
A giant Mega Millions lottery jackpot ballooned to $1.02 billion after no one matched all six numbers Tuesday night and won the top prize.
Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery said “Mega Millions sales continue to be strong for the Texas Lottery during the current jackpot run, which will generate much-needed revenue for public education in the state of Texas.” Above all, we likewise need to remind our players to play responsibly. It just takes one pass to win.
Mega Millions is played by picking five numbers from a field of 70 and one Mega Ball number from the second field of 25 numbers. To win the Mega Millions big stake, players should match every one of the six numbers drawn including the Mega Ball.
The new estimated jackpot will be the country’s fourth-largest lottery prize.
The jackpot has become so enormous on the grounds that nobody has matched the game’s six selected numbers since April 15. That is 29 consecutive drawings without a major winner.
Tuesday’s numbers were: 07-29-60-63-66, Mega Ball: 15.
The chances of winning the jackpot are 1 in 302.5 million.
Mega Millions is played in 45 states as well as in Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The game is composed by state lotteries.
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