The Mega Millions drawing on Friday the 13th could be a lucky day for one lucky winner. The jackpot has reached a staggering $1.35 billion, making it the largest Mega Millions prize in history and the second-largest lottery jackpot ever in the United States.
The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are 1 in 302.5 million, but that hasn’t stopped people from buying tickets in droves. In fact, the jackpot has been climbing for the past three months, with no one matching all six numbers in the last 24 drawings.
The $1.35 billion prize is the cash option, which would be paid out over 29 years or as a lump sum of $878 million before taxes. If a single winner were to take the lump sum, it would be the largest cash prize ever awarded in a lottery in the United States.
Many people believe that Friday the 13th is an unlucky day, but for one person, it could be the luckiest day of their life. The Mega Millions drawing will take place at 11 p.m. ET on Friday, and ticket sales close at 10:45 p.m. ET.
This is not the only big prize around the world, on the other hand, Powerball has a jackpot of $625 million for the next drawing on January 16th.
Playing the lottery is a form of entertainment and should be done responsibly, as it is not a reliable way to make money. But if you do decide to buy a ticket, remember that the odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are extremely low. However, with such a large prize at stake, it’s no surprise that people are scrambling to buy tickets in the hopes of becoming a billionaire overnight.
Whether or not Friday the 13th is your lucky day, the Mega Millions drawing is sure to be an exciting event. And even if you don’t win the jackpot, there are still plenty of other prizes to be won. So, grab a ticket and hope for the best, you never know, it could be your lucky day.
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