Tuesday’s Mega Hundreds of thousands jackpot was the most important in additional than two years.
DES MOINES, Iowa — The video above was printed in October 2018.
Lottery gamers had one other shot Tuesday evening on the third-largest jackpot in U.S. historical past.
The Mega Hundreds of thousands high prize climbed to an estimated $865 million, the most important jackpot in additional than two years. Powerball, the opposite lottery recreation provided in a lot of the U.S., isn’t far behind at $730 million for a drawing Wednesday evening.
The successful numbers in Tuesday evening’s Mega Hundreds of thousands drawing have been: 10-19-26-28-50 and a Mega Ball of 16. There was no speedy announcement whether or not a successful ticket was bought, however that normally comes early the following morning.
It’s the primary time each lottery jackpots have topped $700 million. The largest prize was a $1.58 billion Powerball jackpot gained by three individuals in 2016.
Nobody has gained the Mega Hundreds of thousands jackpot since Sept. 15, permitting the prize to develop bigger and bigger over 4 months. The final Powerball jackpot winner was a day later, on Sept. 16.
Such massive jackpots are uncommon, however each video games depend on extremely lengthy odds to generate consideration and enhance gross sales. For Mega Hundreds of thousands, the percentages of matching all six numbers is one in 302.5 million, and for Powerball it’s one in 292.2 million.
The prizes listed are for winners who select an annuity possibility, paid over 30 years. Winners nearly all the time go for money prizes, which for Mega Hundreds of thousands could be $638.eight million and $546 million for Powerball.
These prizes additionally could be topic to federal taxes, and most states would take a lower as properly.
Mega Hundreds of thousands and Powerball are each performed in 45 states in addition to Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Powerball additionally is obtainable in Puerto Rico.
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TEGNA’s Travis Pittman contributed to this report.