The Mega Millions jackpot has soared to over $1 billion after no winning ticket was sold in Friday night’s drawing. The winning numbers were 5, 10, 28, 52, and 63, with the Mega Ball being 18.
This is the fifth time in Mega Millions history that the jackpot has reached over $1 billion. The previous record was set in October 2018, when a single ticket in South Carolina won $1.537 billion.
The next Mega Millions drawing will take place on Tuesday, August 1. The estimated jackpot for that drawing is $1.05 billion ($527.9 million cash).
If you’re thinking about buying a ticket for the next drawing, here are a few things to keep in mind:
- The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are 1 in 302.5 million.
- If you do win, you can choose to take the prize in a lump sum payment or in annual payments over 29 years.
- Lottery winnings are considered to be regular income, so you’ll have to pay taxes on them.
So, what would you do if you won the Mega Millions jackpot? Would you quit your job? Buy a new house? Travel the world?
Whatever you would do, one thing is for sure: you’d be a very lucky person.