The $1 billion Mega Millions jackpot was just drawn — here are the winning numbers
The $1 billion Mega Millions jackpot was just drawn — here are the winning numbers:
Shortly after the numbers were drawn, the California State Lottery website crashed.
“Due to the high MEGA Millions jackpot, we anticipate increased website traffic that could slow response times,” the website said in an alert. “We apologize for any inconvenience.”
The odds of winning the record-breaking $1 billion jackpot were one in 302.5 million, or 0.00000033%. Five numbers between 1 to 70 were selected, in addition to one number between 1 to 25.
The lucky winner would have the option to cash out over $513 million, or choose to be paid annually for 29 years (with a better tax rate).
The odds of picking these six Mega Millions numbers were one in 302.5 million.
Mega Millions Drawing Detail
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Jackpot Winners: None
Second Prize Winners: 1 from California, 1 from Florida, 2 from Illinois, 1 from Missouri, 1 from New Hampshire, 1 from New Jersey, 4 from New York, 2 from Texas (1 with Megaplier), 2 from Virginia
Jackpot Winners (All States)
|Match First 5
Match Mega Ball
|Prize Amount||Total Awarded|
|5 + 1 (Jackpot)||0||$1,000,000,000||$0|
All States Except California
All available information and drawing video for the Mega Millions lottery drawing on Friday, October 19, 2018.