Published: Wed, October 17, 2018
Money | By Ralph Mccoy

Numbers drawn for record $667-million U.S. Mega Millions jackpot

Numbers drawn for record $667-million U.S. Mega Millions jackpot

No winning ticket matched all six numbers in Tuesday's drawing.

Six little numbered balls were drawn in the Mega Millions on Tuesday night, with a record jackpot of $667 million at stake.

The Mega Millions jackpot has been increasing since a group of 11 co-workers in Santa Clara County, Califiornia, shared a $543 million prize back in July.

A Winchester couple, J.R. and Peggy Triplett, won a $239 million dollar Mega Millions jackpot in 2004 and took the cash option of more than $141 million.

California Lottery officials announced that near matching ticket was sold in San Francisco shortly before 9:15 p.m.

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While California didn't sell the Mega Millions jackpot, Lotto officials tweeted that a 5 of 6 victor was sold in San Francisco.

If no one wins Tuesday's drawing, the jackpot will rise to $868 million for Friday's drawing.

The Powerball jackpot up for grabs Wednesday night will be a hefty $345 million, with a cash value of $199 million. The drawing was worth $414 million, but a Florida couple also had a winning ticket, so the pot was split.

The odds of winning with a $2 Mega Millions ticket are one in 303 million. North Dakotans are on the opposite end of the spectrum, spending about $44 per year on the lottery, or the lowest average figure among residents of all 50 states.

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