Why You Really Shouldn’t Pool Lottery Tickets With Your Friends

Mega Millions could balloon to $2B if nobody wins next drawing

Mathematically, you're not being rational if you think you have a chance of winning the jackpot, whether it's with one ticket or 100 tickets.

Clerks at gas stations say extra help is brought in when jackpots get this astronomical and that rush hour is when lines are the longest.

You could be the lucky victor of the world's largest lottery jackpot after six winning numbers were drawn for Mega Millions' $1.6 billion jackpot.

Since Friday's drawing, ticket sales are at a frenzy. "They didn't believe me until they saw the ticket". Almost all winners opt for cash, but the annuity has advantages, as it reduces the tax bill a little and offers a stable flow of income that climbs by 5 percent annually.

"I never play, but we just kind of figured 'why not?'" Kagan added, noting that if she wins, she said that she would buy a school and build some homeless shelters.

The largest Mega Millions jackpot in history is up for grabs Tuesday night.

Mega Millions tickets cost $2.00 per play.

We found lots of people playing Mega Millions in Luzerne County.

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The winning numbers are 5, 28, 62, 65 and 70, with a Mega Ball number 5, according to the official Mega Millions website.

She became the first $1 million victor in the $150 Million Cash Explosion game, NC lottery officials said.

"I purchased the tickets because the jackpot is so big, an early retirement maybe", said Jon Thompson, "If I win, my family and close friends would be taken care of". The next biggest jackpot was a $1.586 billion Powerball drawing in January 2016. If they like privacy, they could buy their own private island.

"When they first opened I bought a scratch off here and it was $10,000", Beyeler said.

These totals will be subject to an additional state tax which will depend where you bought the ticket and/or where you reside.

Just stop somewhere - a coffee shop, the grocery store checkout, or your office - and listen.

"I don't gamble, but this time I'll try my luck", said Kaumil Patel on Monday morning while managing at E&B Tobacco & Liquor, La Salle.

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