Mega Millions Jackpot Estimated to Reach $1.6 Billion, Largest in History

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Tuesday, October 23 at 8:00pmPT is the drawing.

(Atlanta, Ga) If you have never bought a lottery ticket before, now you may have a reason to consider it. The current Mega Millions pot is estimated to reach $1.6 Billion this Tuesday night.

Mega Millions is a multi-state lottery game.You can play Mega Millions in 44 states plus the District of Columbia and the U. S. Virgin Islands; a total of 46 jurisdictions. With millions of people playing, jackpots can roll to even higher levels at a faster  rate. Jackpots start at $40 million. You choose six numbers and there are nine ways to win in the game.

Each play costs $2.00.

Mega Millions drawings are held Tuesday and Friday at 11:00 p.m. Eastern Time, 10:00 p.m. Central Time, 9:00 p.m. Mountain Time, 8:00 p.m. Pacific Time. Drawings are held at WSB-TV in Atlanta, Georgia. Check with your state lottery for the cut-off time to purchase tickets.

Om The Voice La Voz California Newspaper’s Facebook page, we asked followers what they would do if they won the jackpot. Answers ranged from altruism to dream lifestyles.

“Pay for school lunch and breakfast for every kid in elementary school in the state for as long as possible. Create a scholarship for poor, but good students to go to college or pick a couple of high schools and fund college for every student whose parents make under 100k. Fund a technology department for every school in Southern California, ” shared a male follower.

“first slice, at least 70% to faith based charities
set money aside for monthly mortgage (may or may not pay off house depending on tax benefits)
pay off parent’s/family/friends mortgages (also depending on tax write benefits)
set aside money for college tuition (friends and family)
take big family vacation
take friend vacation
live a low key life OR run for office (LOL),” shared a female follower.

and in good humor, a male follower wrote, I’m going to wait until its $2B, then risking a dollar is justified.

Prior to this drawing, the largest winning pot was through Powerball for $1.586B, which was won by three individuals on January 13, 2016.

 

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