One of the greatest lottery jackpots in U.S. history is available to anyone this evening.
Friday night’s Mega Millions bonanza has developed to an expected $1 billion, making it the third-biggest U.S. lottery prize ever. No tickets coordinating each of the six numbers were sold for 36 sequential drawings, the game’s longest streak without a jackpot winner in its set of experiences.
Be that as it may, a ticket sold in Artesia coordinated five numbers in Tuesday night’s Mega Millions drawing. That ticket is worth $1.4 million.
Only two different bonanzas have been greater – on Jan. 13, 2016, when the Powerball jackpot was worth $1.586 billion, and the Mega Millions big stake worth $1.537 billion on Oct. 23, 2018.
The chances of coordinating each of the five numbers and the Mega number are 1 out of 302,575,350, as per the California Lottery. An individual’s possibility of winning a prize is only 1 out of 24.
What’s more, one USC math professor alerts that purchasing tickets at a supposed “fortunate retailer” doesn’t expand anybody’s opportunity of winning.
“The possibility that a given spot will sell a triumphant lottery ticket is simply identified with the number of tickets they sell,” Professor Ken Alexander said.
Players have until 7:45 p.m. to purchase a ticket before the 8 p.m. drawing.