Published: Thu, October 18, 2018
Markets | By Josh Butler

No victor in Mega Millions drawing, jackpot climbs to $868 million

No victor in Mega Millions drawing, jackpot climbs to $868 million

A record jackpot of $667 million was at stake on Tuesday night in the Mega Millions drawing.

While the advertised jackpot is $868 million the actual cash prize would be $494.5 million unless someone is patient enough to collect the winnings over 29 years with the annuity option.

Winning Mega Millions numbers in the October 16 drawing were: 3-45-49-61-69 and a Mega Ball of 9.

There wasn't a victor in Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing.

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The jackpot is the largest in the game's history, second largest overall.

Between last Wednesday's and Friday's drawing, Mega Millions sales in the state totaled $1.25 million, according to the Louisiana Lottery. The amount you will win is likely $0, because the odds of winning either jackpot are one in several hundred million. The chance of matching all six numbers for the Mega Millions and taking home the grand prize is one in 302.5 million. That jackpot now stands at $345 million, with the cash option at $199 million.

Mega Millions tickets for Friday's drawing may be purchased online at and at the Lottery's 11,000 retailers around the state until 10:45 p.m. It's the second largest payout in lottery history.

They don't buy lottery tickets. Combined, both games value at over $1.2 billion. "Everyone is talking about the jackpot and running out to buy tickets for tonight's drawing". $590.5 million, Powerball, May 18, 2013 (one ticket, from Florida) 6.

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