October is beginning to look a lot like Christmas for gamblers.
The Mega Millions jackpot jumped to a whopping $654 million after no one claimed the prize after Friday night's drawing. The largest single-ticket victor in Mega Millions history was on July 24, 2018, when one person from California won the $543 million drawing.
NY has sold the most Mega Millions jackpot winnings in game history, with 35 wins in the last 16 years. Not bad for a couple of $2 tickets.
The Mega Millions drawing takes place Tuesday and Fridays at 11 p.m. No one won Friday night's drawing, which was the third-largest in Mega Millions' history. It was the 22nd consecutive drawing that no one matched all six numbers. Most winners opt for cash, which for Friday night's drawing would be an estimated $309 million.
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The odds of winning Mega Millions are 1 in 302.6 million, which are actually less than the odds of winning the Powerball, which is 1 in 292.2 million.
If you match 4 white and the yellow, you'll win $10,000. There were 37 tickets that matched four white balls plus the Mega Ball on Tuesday.
To play: Select five balls 1-70 and a Mega Ball 1-25. That jackpot has reached an estimated $314 million.
And there's always a chance a victor might stay anonymous, thanks to a recent Powerball jackpot victor in New Hampshire. No one has hit the Powerball jackpot since August 11.
The winning ticket for the historic $1.58 billion Powerball jackpot in January 2016 was drawn in Florida.
To play: Select five balls 1-69 and a Powerball 1-26.