Mega Millions jackpot now up to $476 million; next drawing Friday nightWisconsin News
-- Wisconsinites will have a chance to win the biggest lottery jackpot in U-S history on Friday night.
Wisconsinites will have a chance to win the biggest lottery jackpot in U.S. history on Friday night.
The Mega Millions jackpot is now $476-million, after nobody won the top prize of $363-million last night. Forty-seven players around the country won the quarter-million dollar second prize, but none were from Wisconsin. Last night’s numbers were 9, 19, 34, 44, and 51. The Mega Ball was 24, and the Megaplier was three.
Friday’s jackpot surpasses the previous record lottery prize of $390-million-dollars in a Mega Millions’ drawing on March sixth of 2007. It was the largest in the world at the time, and it was split by two winners – truck driver Eddie Nabors of Georgia and building contractors Harold and Elaine Messner of New Jersey. Friday’s cash option is just over $341-million dollars for a single winner who takes the entire prize now instead of in yearly installments. No Wisconsin player has won the Mega Millions’ jackpot since the state lottery began offering the game in February of 2010. The odds of winning it are one in $176-million. In Powerball, the next drawing is tonight, and the jackpot is $50-million.