Published: Thu, October 18, 2018
Finance | By Cynthia Curry

Lottery Fever Heats Up As Mega Millions, Powerball Jackpots Continue To Climb

Lottery Fever Heats Up As Mega Millions, Powerball Jackpots Continue To Climb

If a Michigan player wins Friday's $900 million jackpot, it would be the largest Mega Millions prize ever won in the state and the largest ever Michigan Lottery prize.

The largest lottery jackpot ever won on a single ticket in the United States was a $758.7 million prize won on a Powerball ticket purchased in Chicopee for a drawing on August 23, 2017, officials said.

No winning ticket matched all six numbers in Tuesday's drawing.

The next Mega Millions drawing will be Friday. Lawson's jackpot holds the record for the largest Lottery prize ever won in MI.

No one has won the Mega Millions jackpot since July 24, when a San Jose office pool of 11-co-workers matched all six numbers to split a $543 million prize.

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AFM cases have been reported from across the state, including the Twin Cities, central Minnesota, and northeastern Minnesota. This does not include all of the 14 cases announced by Colorado, as some of those cases were confirmed after September 30.

There was one $5 million victor in Texas, where a player matched the first five numbers and included the optional Megaplier, which was purchased for an extra dollar.

Mega Millions is played in 44 USA states, the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands.

It would be the largest jackpot in global lottery history if claimed by a single victor. Two of those tickets were sold in Pennsylvania.

Combined with the Powerball jackpot of $345 million, the total lottery winnings has climbed to well over a billion dollars. $559.7 million, Powerball, Jan. 6, 2018 (one ticket, New Hampshire) 9. The increase reflects a surge in ticket sales. North Dakotans are on the opposite end of the spectrum, spending about $44 per year on the lottery, or the lowest average figure among residents of all 50 states. More than 55,000 winning tickets are outstanding, with unclaimed prizes ranging from $2 to $50,000, according to the statement.

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