No winner Tuesday, Mega Thousands and thousands Jackpot now $720 million

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Mega Thousands and thousands jackpot has risen to an estimated $720 million after no successful ticket was offered — once more. It’s now one in all two nationwide lotteries with huge jackpots however equally huge odds towards successful them.

No ticket for Tuesday’s Mega Thousands and thousands drawing matched the white balls 19, 22, 31, 37, 54 and the gold Mega Ball 18.

The brand new jackpot is Mega Thousands and thousands’ fifth largest, the lottery mentioned in a information launch. On Monday, the nation’s different huge lottery recreation — Powerball — additionally went with out a winner, and its jackpot now stands at an estimated $1 billion, the third largest for that recreation.

For Mega Thousands and thousands, the estimated $720 million jackpot within the subsequent drawing would solely be distributed to a winner who chooses an annuity paid over 29 years. Almost all grand prize winners decide to take a money payout, which for Friday night time’s drawing is an estimated $369.6 million.

The most important Mega Thousands and thousands jackpot was $1.537 billion gained by an nameless participant in South Carolina on Oct. 23, 2018.

Regardless of the sport’s lengthy odds of 1 in 302.6 million, gamers proceed to buy tickets as the scale of the grand prize grows.

The final time a Mega Thousands and thousands participant hit the highest prize was April 18.

Mega Thousands and thousands is performed in 45 states in addition to in Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.


The story has been up to date to appropriate that the brand new jackpot is Mega Thousands and thousands’ fifth largest, not seventh largest, and to appropriate that the estimated $369.6 million money payout could be for Friday’s drawing, not Tuesday’s.