Here are the winning numbers for the $1 billion Mega Millions jackpot

Posted October 22, 2018

Saturday's drawing followed a Mega Millions drawing Friday for a massive jackpot that neared $1 billion.

The estimated jackpot for the next drawing on Tuesday is a record-breaking $1.6 billion.

The jackpot has soared to about $1 billion, the second-largest lottery prize in US lottery history. If so, take heart: Nobody else won the jackpot, either. But, if no one does, the Mega Millions jackpot will only hit a new record.

The amount of the jackpot increased after no winning ticket was drawn on Friday.

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One approach to guaranteeing a lottery win is to buy enough tickets to enter every single possible combination of numbers.

All we know so far is that there was one ticket in northern California that matched five out of six numbers, according to the California Lottery and ABC7.

From July 27 through October 16, Mega Millions sales in North Carolina raised an estimated $10.6 million for education, the lottery site said.

The drawing was held at 7:45 p.m. Friday. The jackpot could rise even more by then, depending on how many tickets sell over the next few days, Medenica said. The game is played in 44 states, Puerto Rico, Washington D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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The Mega Millions jackpot is now bigger than ever before.

Two people in IL purchased winning second-tier tickets in likely attempts to win the then-$1 billion jackpot. The money was divided evenly by winners in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland.

What's more, the price of a ticket has doubled. After state and federal tax withholdings, he took home $423,012 and plans to put it into savings, according to the lottery news release. The second-biggest jackpot in United States history was also in the Powerball draw, a $758.7m prize won in August 2017 by a hospital worker in MA. Some were worth up to $1 million.

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