Billion-Dollar Jackpot up for Grabs

Mega Millions drawing tonight at $1.6B

Mega Millions drawing tonight at $1.6B

The dismal odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot - 1 in 302.5 million - mean there are 302.5 million potential number combinations, or a little less than one combination for each of the 328 million people living in the U.S. For last Friday's drawing, about 59 percent of possible combinations were taken.

At Holiday gas station in Escanaba, the business sold over $700 in Mega Million tickets by 1 p.m. Monday, according to Assistant Manager Shannon Thompson.

"Don't be surprised if you see me back here in a few days", she told lottery officials.

"I'm gone. I'm retired, and I'm gone", said Bob Landon, explaining his plans if he were to win. Drawings are held at 10 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays.

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

Last week, Jared Lucas of Grifton in Lenoir County won $1 million after he and his wife made a decision to buy Mega Millions tickets at a Handy Mart convenience store in Winterville in the eastern part of the state.

For those with an global bent, the current Mega Millions jackpot has surpassed all lottery jackpot records - so it's not only the largest lottery prize in US history, it's now the world's largest. But if someone does win they can take the lump sum of $904 million which will be anywhere between $490 million to $569 million dollars after taxes. The $1.6 billion jackpot is the largest in the game's history. "We're selling a lot of a lot of tickets", said Casimer Vermac with Cold Case Beverage.

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Lucas also bought a $20 100X The Cash scratch-off ticket, on which he won the $1 million.

"Yeah, if you're ever going to piss away $2, it might as well be after $1.6 billion", he says chuckling.

Joe Nelson of Princeton would put the winnings in a bank and let it grow.

He was buying a ticket with Eliseo Garcia of DePue after they had just cast their early votes at Spring Valley City Hall. "If I recall correctly, they won".

"Still broke", one person wrote succinctly. While taking care of him and his family, he'd also give people food and help the elderly.

"Everybody is trying to make", Henderson said.

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