Mega Millions Jackpot Is Now Over 1 Billion Dollars
By: Tye Richmond
A Delawarean won 3 Million dollars from the mega millions lottery. Nobody has claimed the billion dollars yet so don’t panic people.
For one Greenwood man, a recent spur-of-the-moment stop at a Bridgeville Royal Farms paid off in a big way, with a $3 million ticket.
The 36-year-old, who asked Delaware Lottery officials to remain anonymous, bought the ticket ahead of last Friday’s drawing. When he scanned it earlier this week, he found he’d matched all five numbers, as well as the 3x Megaplier.
“I was just showing my wife how easy it is to use the self-service kiosk,” said the man, who has been playing Delaware Lottery Draw Games once a week for years but usually plays Multi-Win Lotto. He’s won $500 or $600 prizes from there before, he told lottery officials.
With nobody matching all six numbers Tuesday, the Mega Millions jackpot has now reached $1.02 billion, meaning the cash option – the amount a jackpot winner would receive if they chose a single, lump-sum payment – is $602.5 million. The next drawing is Friday.
The estimated jackpot for Friday's Mega Millions drawing is now $1.1 billion, the second-largest in the game's history. https://t.co/ZLd3b03slv
— ABC News (@ABC) July 29, 2022
Still, the current pot is far from the highest jackpot ever recorded.
The record jackpot of $1.5 billion, won in South Carolina in October 2018, remains the largest lottery prize ever won on a single ticket worldwide, according to the Mega Millions website.
If you want to risk it and take a chance for the one billion jackpot by all means go head. According to Delaware Online ,The single chance of matching all Mega Millions six numbers is roughly 1 in 303 million. Prior to Tuesday’s drawing, the pot was $830 million.