No winner in Mega Millions drawing, jackpot climbs to $418 million

From Reuters - January 3, 2018

(Reuters) - A jackpot for the Mega Millions lottery climbed to an estimated $418 million, the fourth largest in the games history, after no tickets matched all six numbers during Tuesdays grand prize drawing, lottery officials said.

The numbers drawn on Tuesday were 1, 42, 64, 47, 70 and the Mega Ball was 22.

But lottery players will have another chance to strike it rich on Wednesday when Powerball holds its next drawing for an estimated $440 million prize, with a cash value of $278 million. That amount marks the ninth largest jackpot in the games history, according to figures on the Powerball website.

The odds of a single ticket hitting all six numbers in the Powerball are 292 million to one, according to the Multi-State Lottery Association.

No one has hit the Powerball jackpot since Oct. 25, when a player in Louisiana won $191 million jackpot, the game said.

No one has won the Mega Millions jackpot since Oct. 13 when $42 million was shared by winners in Michigan and Rhode Island, the game said on its website.


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