Friday night’s Mega Millions jackpot will surpass the astonishing $1 billion.
According to lottery officials, it will be the third time in the 20-year history of Mega Millions to reach the $1 billion plateau. Friday night’s draw will be the current thirteenth draw, starting on April 19, with a new grand prize estimated at $1.025 billion ($62.5 million in cash).
Mega Millions Record Jackpot Prizes are $1.537 billion as of October 23, 2018 in South Carolina.
“We’re looking forward to the jackpot,” Ohio Lottery Director Pat McDonald, the current senior director of the Mega Millions Consortium, said in a press release. “It will be truly breathtaking to see the jackpot explode and reach $1 billion over the course of a few months. We encourage our customers to keep their balance and enjoy the ride. Somebody will win.”
Friday’s prize money, currently estimated, is slightly lower than the $1.05 billion jackpot hit in Michigan on January 22, 2021. With unprecedented traffic after the lottery (more than any other in megamillions.com history), the Mega Millions website is down for more. More than two hours on Tuesday night, officials said.
Here are some tips for wishlisting your little fantasies when you win the big prizes.
- all mountain mansion. Last year, a 21,476-square-foot home in Aspen, with 11 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, and 4 half baths, sold for $72.5 million on over four acres.
- luxury sports car. Take a tour for $3.9 million 2021 Bugatti Chiron Super SportTop speed 273 mph.
- space travel. in April The three paid $55 million each. To board SpaceX’s first private charter to the International Space Station. The rocket ride included accommodation and all meals included.
- Nonprofit or your favorite organization. In 2019, Denver Public Schools received $10 million from schools. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
According to lottery officials, the odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are 1 in 303 million.
Colorado could warm up for a big winner. On Wednesday, Jackpocket, a third-party app for ordering the official state lottery, announced the largest single winner in Colorado to date. According to a press release, a Fort Collins woman won $1,362,575 on June 13 after ordering a Colorado Lotto+ ticket on the Jackpocket lottery app.
Jackpocket CEO Peter Sullivan said, “I am very proud to facilitate this life-changing win for Lisa, the largest lottery winner in Colorado to date. “Jackpocket was founded on the idea that the lottery should be accessible and convenient to play, and we are very excited to celebrate a major win like Lisa.”
Colorado Lottery players can use Jackpocket’s mobile app to order tickets for Mega Millions, Powerball, Lucky for Life, Lotto+, Cash 5 and Pick 3. app.
People with gambling addictions are urged to call the National Council on Problem Gambling on the confidential 24-hour hotline at 800-522-4700.