Mega Millions $1.537B jackpot: 1 winning ticket sold in Simpsonville, South Carolina


Are you a billionaire? Check your tickets. The winning numbers for the $1.537 billion Mega Millions jackpot were drawn Tuesday night.

The winning numbers were 5-28-62-65-70 and the Mega Ball was 5.

Here are the latest updates:

Update 11:23 a.m. EDT Oct. 24: Lottery officials say the winning ticket was sold in Simpsonville, South Carolina. It was purchased at KC Mart #7 on Lee Vaughn Road.

But we may never know who took home the mega jackpot since South Carolina is one of only eight states where winners can remain anonymous. 

The other states are Delaware, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, North Dakota, Ohio and Texas.

>>Read: Winning $1.6B Mega Millions ticket sold in Simpsonville, SC

Update 7:30 a.m. EDT Oct. 24: Mega Millions has announced that Tuesday’s jackpot came to $1.537 billion, falling just short of the largest lottery jackpot of all time. 

Update 5:06 a.m. EDT Oct. 24: According to the Mega Millions website, one ticket sold in South Carolina matched all six numbers to win Tuesday’s estimated $1.6 billion jackpot. The jackpot for Friday’s Mega Millions drawing has reset to $40 million.

Update 12:57 a.m. EDT Oct. 24: The South Carolina Lottery website is reporting that one Mega Millions jackpot-winning ticket was sold in the state. Not all states have reported their results.

 

Update 11:01 p.m. EDT Oct. 23: The winning numbers are 28-70-05-62-65 and the Mega Ball is 5. The record jackpot is $1.6 billion.

If someone wins the $1.6 billion jackpot, it will be the highest jackpot paid out in history, surpassing the $1.586 billion Powerball drawing on Jan. 13, 2016. 

Since July 27, it has rolled over 27 times, and its current jackpot dwarfs the previous record of $900 million.

Update 7:01 a.m. EDT Oct. 23: The Mega Millions drawing is Tuesday night at 11 p.m. As of Tuesday morning, the jackpot remained at $1.6 billion with a cash payout of $904 million. Click here to find out where you can play.

Update 12:41 a.m. EDT Oct. 21: The Powerball jackpot has climbed to $620 million after no ticket matched all six numbers in Saturday’s drawing. The winning numbers were 16-54-57-62-69, Powerball: 23, Power Play: 2.

Tickets sold in Florida and Tennessee matched five numbers with Power Play to win $2 million each, while tickets sold in Arizona, Connecticut, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey and Washington matched five numbers to win $1 million each.

The next Powerball drawing is Wednesday.

Update 11:05 p.m. EDT Oct. 20: The winning numbers for Saturday’s Powerball drawing were 16-54-57-62-69, Powerball: 23, Power Play: 2.

Update 6 p.m. EDT Oct. 20: The Powerball drawing will take place Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET with an estimated jackpot of $470 million.

 

Update 5:21 a.m. EDT Oct. 20: According to the Mega Millions website, no one matched all six numbers, sending the jackpot to a staggering $1.6 billion. 

The numbers drawn Friday night were 15-23-53-65-70 and the Mega ball was 7.

The next drawing is Tuesday at 11 p.m. ET.

Update 11:05 p.m. EDT Oct. 19: The winning numbers for Friday night’s staggering Mega Millions jackpot are:  65-53-23-15-70 and the Mega ball is 7.

If no one matches all six numbers, the jackpot increases to $1.6 billion. 

Update 12:45 p.m. EDT Oct. 19: The Powerball jackpot rose from $430 million to $470 million Friday, one day before the next scheduled drawing.

The news came shortly after officials announced that the Mega Millions jackpot had risen to a record-breaking $1 billion.

Update 12 p.m. EDT Oct. 19: The Mega Millions jackpot rose Friday to an estimated $1 billion, according to lottery officials.

If a person wins the jackpot, he or she will also have the option of taking the jackpot as a $565 million cash payout, according to the Mega Millions website.

The prize marks the second time in history that a national lottery game has sported a prize of $1 billion or more. In January 2016, people who bought three winning Powerball tickets split a nearly $1.6 billion jackpot.

The next Mega Millions drawing is scheduled to take place Friday at 11 p.m. EDT.

Update 1 p.m. EDT Oct. 18: The Mega Millions jackpot rose again Thursday to an estimated $970 million, one day ahead of the next scheduled drawing.

If a person wins the jackpot, he or she will also have the option of taking the jackpot as a $548 million cash payout, according to the Mega Millions website.

Georgia Lottery officials said a bump in the estimated jackpot Wednesday was due to “brisk sales” after the jackpot rolled over from Tuesday night’s $667 million drawing, The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported.

Update 12:52 a.m. EDT Oct. 18: The estimated jackpot for Saturday’s Powerball drawing has climbed to $430 million, according to the Powerball website.

Update 11:30 p.m. EDT Oct. 17: No one won the $345 million Powerball jackpot in Wednesday’s drawing, but five lucky players won a $1 million. The Powerball website said the winners were in Michigan and Nebraska.

Update 11:10 p.m. EDT Oct. 17: The winning Powerball

numbers for the drawing on Wednesday, Oct. 17 are: 03-57-64-68-69 and the Powerball number was 15. The jackpot is $345 million.

Update 12:10 p.m. EDT Oct. 17: The Mega Millions jackpot has swollen to $900 million ahead of  Friday’s drawing. If a person wins the jackpot, he or she will also have the option of taking the jackpot as a $513 million cash payout, according to the Mega Millions website.

The next Mega Millions drawing is set to take place Friday at 11 p.m. EDT.

Update 12:59 a.m. EDT Oct. 17: No tickets matched all six numbers in Tuesday’s Mega Millions drawing. Friday’s estimated jackpot has climbed to a record $868 million, with a cash payout of $494 million, according to the Mega Millions website.

Update 11:15 p.m. EDT Oct. 16: Mega Millions numbers drawn Tuesday night were 69-45-61-3-49 and the Mega Ball was 9. It is not yet known if there is a winner.

Original report: If you have a few dollars and dreams of riches untold, the coming week could be a game-changer for you.

Two national lottery games – Mega Millions and Powerball – are sporting huge jackpots this week, now topping a billion in total combined winnings.

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The Mega Millions drawing set for Tuesday has the second largest jackpot in the game’s history, worth $667 million (or $372 million with the cash option). That breaks the game’s previous record jackpot of $656 million.  

Related: 7 biggest lottery jackpots in US history

Add to that a hefty $345 million Powerball jackpot, and you’re looking at nearly a billion dollars in lottery money being up for grabs this week.

The Powerball jackpot is the 17th largest in the game’s history. The cash payout on the $345 million would be $199 million.

Related: 7-time lottery winner shares tips for winning Powerball

How did we get the chance to play for such jackpots? You can thank all those who played and didn’t hit the jackpot. The Mega Millions jackpot has been building since July 24, the last time the grand prize jackpot was won.

The Powerball game has not seen a grand  prize winner since Aug. 11. 

The Mega Millions numbers drawn Friday were 04-24-46-61-70. The Megaball was 07. The Megaplier was 3. 

Related: Which Powerball numbers have hit most often? Will choosing them improve your odds?

One ticket sold in Arkansas matched all five numbers, but did not match the Megaball number. That winning ticket is worth $3 million because the person who purchased the ticket purchased the “Multiplier” option which tripled the $1 million prize.

The Powerball numbers drawn Saturday were 11-14-32-43-65 and the Powerball was 15. The Power Play was 3. Two players – one in Nebraska and one in Michigan – matched the five numbers, but not the Powerball number. Each of those tickets is worth $1 million.


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