Massachusetts Powerball player wins $1 million

Massachusetts Powerball player wins $1 million

Massachusetts Powerball player wins $1 million

The winning Powerball numbers from Wednesday night's drawing were: 3 - 57 - 64 - 68 - 69. It had increased early Wednesday to $868 million and officials raised the jackpot to $900 million later in the day.

But when it gets close to $1 billion, even he can't resist, knowing he just bought the winning ticket.

And if you want to buy Mega Millions tickets in time for a chance to win the almost $1 billion jackpot, take note that tickets are sold in 44 states, plus Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

"The lottery officials who run Mega Millions tweaked the rules and odds of the game in October previous year to make jackpots pay out less frequently, spurring their monster growth", Ascienzo, who has studied lottery ticket purchase data from 2012 to 2018, tells FOX Business. A group of employees at a Wells Fargo & Co. branch in California won a $543 million Mega Millions jackpot in July. It's the second largest US jackpot ever, but experts say the higher the payout, the more seem to people buy in, but the less of a chance you have to take home the full amount. Check your state lottery's cutoff time for Mega Millions ticket sales if you want a chance at the jackpot. You can play Mega Millions in 46 localities: 44 states plus Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Here's how Mega Millions used to work: Players picked five numbers from 1 to 75 and a Mega number from 1 to 15.

The odds of winning a jackpot remain abysmal at 1 in 302 million for Mega Millions and 1 in 292.2 million for Powerball.

They also point out that players will never be required to transfer funds to secure their winnings for any lottery game.

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