At Least 1 Winner in Record Mega Millions Jackpot

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CNN – At least one Mega Millions ticket matched all six numbers Tuesday night to claim at least part of the record $1.6 billion jackpot.

Officials in South Carolina said one winning ticket had been sold in the state. It was unclear whether there were any more winners as not all states have reported their results yet.

The winning numbers were: 5, 28, 62, 65, 70 with a Mega Ball of 5. The Megaplier was 3x.

If there had been no winner Tuesday, the jackpot for Friday’s drawing would have gone to $2 billion, according to lottery officials.

A $620 million Powerball jackpot is also up for grabs on Wednesday night.

The dismal odds of winning the Mega Millions grand prize are one in 302.5 million, according to CBS News. The chances of winning the Powerball are slightly better at one in 292.2 million. The odds of winning both lotteries at the same time are a staggering one in 88 quadrillion.

While the $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot is the amount that would be paid if the winner chose to take an annuity over 29 years, the lump-sum prize would still be a massive $913 million. The Powerball lump-sum payment is $354.3 million.

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