Published: Sun, October 21, 2018
Finance | By Loren Pratt

Mega Millions Numbers Drawn For $1 Billion Jackpot

Mega Millions Numbers Drawn For $1 Billion Jackpot

The numbers drawn are 65-53-23-15-70 and the Mega Ball was 7.

With the jackpot now tied with the record-setting lottery jackpot and bound to grow before the next drawing, it is bound to become the largest prize in US history.

Mega Millions tickets for Friday's drawing may be purchased online at and at the Lottery's 11,000 retailers around the state until 10:45 p.m.

The jackpot was generating Mega Millions sales Friday in Texas of $20,731 per second, Texas lottery officials said. The chance of matching all six numbers and taking home the grand prize is one in 302.5 million. The more tickets sold, the more the jackpots grow, leading to more players and ... you get the idea.

The jackpot for Saturday night's Powerball drawing, meanwhile, is the eighth largest in the game's history at an estimated $470 million. After federal taxes and state deductions, which vary across the country, winners will generally end up with around half that amount to pay for their yacht shopping.

Romell Franklin, an officer with the University of Chicago Police Department, regularly buys lottery tickets, but the $1 billion jackpot caused him to buy more tickets in an effort to beat the odds. "I also think that it creates a potential sense of regret to not be the one playing", she said.

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