Published: Mon, October 22, 2018
Markets | By Josh Butler

Bronx resident wins $1 million in Mega Million lottery jackpot

Bronx resident wins $1 million in Mega Million lottery jackpot

The prize for Friday's Mega Millions contest in the United States has soared to $1 billion, representing the largest jackpot in global lottery history if claimed by a single victor.

Carole Bober Gentry, a spokeswoman for the participating Maryland Lottery, said so many Mega Millions tickets have been sold that 75 percent of the projected winning number combinations will have been chosen by the time of drawing - making it more likely that someone will walk away with the jackpot.

The jackpot goes to a victor who matches the five numbers and the Powerball number.

Tickets are $2 and players choose five numbers from 1 to 69 and one Powerball number from 1 to 26.

Powerball officials reported that there were no winners and estimated that Wednesday's drawing would be worth $620 million.

The Mega Millions top prize of $1.6 billion has a cash payout option of $904 million, but both can grow depending on the volume of ticket sales.

Because no Mega Millions winners emerged, the next scheduled drawing on Tuesday was projected to be worth a record $1.6 billion.

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The game, which was created in 2002, has seen changes over the years that have reduced the chances of winning, meaning bigger and bigger jackpots.

While the epic prize is up for grabs in the US, Lottoland UK customers can bet on the outcome of the MegaMillions lottery and potentially win a separate jackpot.

In 2016, a $1.58 billion Powerball prize was split three ways by ticket holders from California, Florida and Tennessee.

The drawings are held on CW20 around 11 p.m.

The lucky player matched all five white numbers drawn but was just one number shy of the jackpot. There are smaller prizes, from $4 up to $1 million, for matching some, but not all, numbers.

It costs $2 to play the game, but the odds of winning the grand prize is one in 302.5 million.

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