Mega Millions Jackpot Now Worth $654 Million

Virginia Carson
October 16, 2018

While the jackpot stands at the fourth largest potential jackpot in U.S history, jackpot for the next Powerball will be $345 million for the drawing this Wednesday.

A Super Kansas Cash ticket that matches all numbers Monday night will win a cash jackpot estimated at $3.01 million, the fifth largest jackpot for that game. "With a little luck, we may still break that record by Tuesday".

It smashed the previous record, a $656 million jackpot that was split three ways in 2012.

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The odds of winning Tuesday's drawing is more than 302 million to one.

If you want all the Mega Millions money up front, the payout on $654 million is a paltry $372 million. Between last Wednesday's and Friday's drawing, Mega Millions sales in the state totaled $1.25 million, according to the Louisiana Lottery.

The estimated $654 million jackpot refers to the annuity option, paid out over 29 years.

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Last week, Powerball suffered a minor setback when the drawing was moved from Tallahassee, Florida, to Urbandale, Iowa, because of evacuations from Hurricane Michael.

Virginia Lottery says it expects to sell more than 1.1 million tickets on Tuesday for that day's drawing.

"Jackpot fever is definitely sweeping the country!' Medenica said".

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