Record-breaking Mega Millions jackpot up for grabs

Daniel Fowler
October 21, 2018

The Mega Millions jackpot has reached more than half a billion dollars! It's the second largest jackpot in the game's history.

Then on Wednesday, Powerball offers a $345 million jackpot.

- After almost three months without a victor, the Mega Millions lottery game has climbed to an estimated $667 million jackpot.

A group of 11 office workers in San Jose, CA, who made a "spur of the moment" decision to pool together, beat the odds and won July's jackpot.

The numbers drawn for the $667-million Mega Millions jackpot are 69, 45, 61, 3, 49 and Mega Ball 9.

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There are a few things you can do to increase your odds. They're stuck at a miserable one in 302.5 million.

"I don't play all the time but when the jackpot gets this high you have to jump in and throw your hat in", said Tony Cappussi of Shelby Twp. "Don't be using grocery money". The jackpot had climbed to an estimated $548 million.

Powerball tickets are $2 each and are played in 44 states, Washington DC, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. "I mean, I am struggling to pay bills big time so it would definitely be helpful".

Mega Millions jackpots also start at $40 million and roll over until the jackpot is won. If you don't win, maybe you'll have better luck Wednesday for the Powerball.

Illinois residents at least 18 years old can purchase Mega Millions tickets by using the Illinois Lottery's mobile app or by visiting the Illinois Lottery website.

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