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Mega Millions Jackpot Soars to $640 Million, Among the Game’s Highest Ever

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Once again, the Mega Millions jackpot has climbed to an impressive estimated amount of $640 million, as no one managed to secure the lottery’s colossal jackpot in the latest draw.

The numbers drawn on Friday night were: 10, 24, 48, 51, 66, with the gold Mega Ball number being 15.

If a winner opts for the next drawing’s estimated $640 million jackpot, they would receive the payout through an annuity spread over 29 years. However, most grand prize winners choose a cash payout, and for the upcoming Tuesday night’s draw, it is estimated to be around $328 million.

According to Mega Millions, this jackpot ranks as the seventh largest in the history of the game.

In the drawing, four tickets matched all five white balls, securing the second-tier prize level. One of these tickets, which was sold in South Carolina, included an optional multiplier, enhancing its value to $2 million. Additionally, two tickets from California and one from North Carolina also became second-tier winners, according to Mega Millions.

Despite the long odds of 1 in 302.6 million, players continue to purchase tickets eagerly as the grand prize reaches astounding heights.

The last time a Mega Millions player claimed the top prize was on April 18.

Mega Millions is available in 45 states, as well as Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Mega Millions

What is the current Mega Millions jackpot amount?

The current Mega Millions jackpot amount is estimated to be $640 million.

What were the winning numbers for the latest Mega Millions drawing?

The winning numbers for the latest Mega Millions drawing were 10, 24, 48, 51, 66, with the gold Mega Ball number being 15.

How is the Mega Millions jackpot paid out?

The Mega Millions jackpot can be paid out either through an annuity spread over 29 years or as a cash payout. For the upcoming drawing, the estimated cash payout is around $328 million.

How does the Mega Millions second-tier prize work?

The Mega Millions second-tier prize is awarded to tickets that match all five white balls but not the Mega Ball. The value of this prize can vary, and in the recent drawing, one ticket with an optional multiplier was worth $2 million.

What are the odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot?

The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are approximately 1 in 302.6 million. Despite the long odds, players continue to purchase tickets as the jackpot size increases.

When was the last time someone won the Mega Millions jackpot?

The last time a Mega Millions player won the jackpot was on April 18.

In how many states can you play Mega Millions?

Mega Millions can be played in 45 states across the United States, including Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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