Winning ticket in $1.6bn US Mega Millions lottery jackpot

12,000 tickets sold per minute as Mega Millions’ jackpot hits $1.6 billion

Mega Millions drawing tonight at $1.6B

A jackpot-winning Mega Millions ticket was sold in SC, the state's lottery website announced Tuesday night.

The winning numbers for Tuesday's drawing were: 28-70-5-62-65 with a Mega Ball of 5.

The Mega Millions drawing is just hours away and the jackpot is worth $1.6 billion, making it the biggest jackpot ever.

Other than in SC, no other winning tickets had been reported.

The previous record was a $1.586 billion jackpot for a Powerball drawing in 2016.

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While they may not have won the jackpot, two people in North Carolina landed $1 million prizes each by matching five numbers but not the Mega Ball, according to the North Carolina Education Lottery website.

States receive a percentage of lottery ticket sales and the nuse the money to support public schools or meet other needs.

However, you can't win the full amount in the United Kingdom as the top three tiers of prize winnings are subject to a 38% reduction by Lottoland, as per their terms and conditions.

Typically once it's known that one winning ticket was sold, Mega Millions updates its website to show the jackpot is starting over at $40 million. In January, the S.C. Lottery said the Palmetto State hadn't produced a Mega Millions jackpot victor, The State reported. Or that you're more likely to have polydactyly - or extra fingers or toes - with chances of that 292,200 times greater than hitting the jackpot.

Mega Millions is played in 44 states as well as Washington and the U.S. Virgin Islands. However, almost all winners take the cash option, which for Tuesday's drawing was an estimated $913 million.

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If there's no victor Tuesday night, lottery officials said the estimated jackpot would jump again for Friday night's drawing, to $2 billion.

Your odds of winning the jackpot, about one in 302 million, but hey, you only need one shot right?

The nation's largest lottery jackpots have rolled for a few months.

This amount of money is the most to be won in the history of the Mega Millions.

Powerball has climbed since there was a victor in NY on August 11.

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