$1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot up for grabs Tuesday night

$1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot up for grabs Tuesday night

$1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot up for grabs Tuesday night

If you happen to win Tuesday, Hagerty said be sure you sign the back of your ticket to establish ownership.

States have generally reported increased Mega Millions and Powerball sales since the change.

There's still a 1 in 302.6 million chance of hitting the jackpot.

Tonight's Mega Millions drawing is at 9 p.m. MDT. That could also land you a historic tax bill if you win, though don't expect a lot of sympathy.

SC officials said they had at least one ticket get all six numbers, ABC 7 reported. "So it's just what I do", Randy Stevenson said.

"Friday we had four (employees) working behind the counter, customers in a long line out into the aisle", said Barb Dagnais, also an Elmer's County Market service counter employee.

By 8:30 a.m. Monday, Williams already sold about $100 worth of tickets after opening at 5 a.m. The new rules required them to pick five numbers from one to 70 and a Mega number from one to 25. Mega Millions tickets are $2 each.

Others we talked to were not feeling the current jackpot. Officials said they would release more details later on Wednesday.

More than one set of winning numbers can be bought, though that would mean two or more people would have to share the massive payout.

Everyone has a reason for purchasing a ticket. In Arizona, people who win more than $600 can keep their names secret for 90 days after claiming prizes, but after that names are public record.

No one has matched all six Mega Millions numbers since July when a group of 11 co-workers won a $543 million (£415.4m) prize. That is, those are the amount you'd be paid if you chose an annuity, doled out over 29 years.

At least one winning ticket was sold in SC for the $1.6 billion dollar lottery.

The Mega Millions drawing was held on Tuesday night with a record-setting $1.6 billion prize on line that has Americans dreaming of buying homes, cars, helping financially strapped friends and family and early retirement. But player's odds don't actually change, regardless of what numbers are picked.

"Every one of these numbers has an equal chance of being the six numbers", Van Sickle said.

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