Numbers Drawn for $476-Million Powerball Jackpot

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22 October, 2018

If a player hits all six numbers to win the jackpot, they can opt for an immediate cash payment of £692 million ($90m) or receive the £1.26 billion ($1.6bn) prize over 29 years.

The winning numbers are 15, 23, 53, 65, 70 and the mega ball is 7. Reports indicate that almost 280 million tickets were purchased for the drawing.

The current jackpot beats the previous record, a $1.586 billion jackpot for a Powerball drawing in 2016, said Seth Elkin, a spokesman for Mega Millions.

Powerball has climbed since there was a victor in NY on August 11.

Lottery fever is running rampant, and North Carolina players have as good a chance as anyone at winning the games.

Australian lotto players might not have such a big prize to play for but this week $60 million is up for garbs with $10 million in Tuesday's Oz Lotto, $30 million in the Powerball draw on Thursday and then $20 in Saturday's Superdraw.

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"It's hard to overstate how exciting this is - but now it's really getting fun", said Gordon Medenica, lead director of the Mega Millions Group and director of Maryland Lottery and Gaming.

Its jackpot rose on Friday to £360 million ($470m) from £329 million ($430m), with a lump sum value of £205 million ($268.6m).

The $1.6 billion estimated jackpot would be the largest prize in USA history.

Tickets are $2 at any place that sells N.C. lottery tickets.

After nobody won Saturday's Powerball top prize, the potential jackpot has swelled to an even more monstrous amount.

The Mega Millions' odds were lowered a year ago to 1-in-303 million from 1-in-259 million, to generate larger prizes. There were $2 million winners in Florida and Tennessee, and $1 million winners in Arizona, Connecticut, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey and Washington.


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