No Mega Millions Winner, Jackpot Now $868 Million

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Numbers for Mega Millions drawing

The Mega Millions drawing is not only the largest in the game's history, it's also the third largest in the U.S. lottery jackpot history.

If someone picks the winning six numbers, they can either claim the jackpot in 30 payments over 30 years - the so-called annuity option - or take a reduced amount in a lump sum.

Even before it rose, the Mega Millions jackpot - at a whopping $654 million when the day began - was still among the largest lottery prizes in USA history.

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The largest lottery jackpot was a $1.6 billion Powerball prize won in January 2016. The odds of winning the jackpot are now 1 in 302,575,350.

Mega Millions is played in 44 US states, the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands.

On Aug. 15, 2012, Donald Lawson, of Lapeer, won a $337 million Powerball jackpot. That jackpot has reached an estimated $345 million.

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The winning ticket was sold in Lugoff in Kershaw County at The Wildwood Market on Wildwood Lane, according to the statement. But only recently has the game been shelling out massive jackpots. The last Powerball jackpot, which totaled $245.6 million, was won August 11 by a man in Staten Island, New York. $559.7 million, Powerball, Jan. 6, 2018 (one ticket, New Hampshire) 9. The increase reflected a surge in ticket sales. The odds of winning the Powerball are one in 292.2 million.

Lottery officials urge players to check their tickets.

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