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Mega Millions jackpot soars to record $1.55 billion

The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 302.6 million.
Mega Millions jackpot soars to $1.35 billion ahead of Friday drawing
Posted at 12:31 PM, Aug 04, 2023
and last updated 2023-08-08 11:49:49-04

The Mega Millions has now soared to the highest jackpot in the game's history. 

Nobody matched all six numbers Friday night, and it's now rolled over to an estimated $1.55 billion.

The numbers drawn were: 11, 30, 45, 52, 56 and 20.

After months of no winners, the grand prize has continued to grow.

The last time somebody won the grand prize was back in April, and there have been 30 straight drawings since.

Winning the jackpot proves to be a very challenging feat due to the 1 in 302.6 million odds of matching the numbers — five white balls along with a separate mega ball.

SEE MORE: Someone won Wednesday's $1 billion Powerball, ending a winless streak

However, let us improve your odds by sharing some insights. According to USA Mega, recent draw statistics indicate that the numbers 10, 14, 3, 17, 46, and 22 have consistently been among the most frequently drawn numbers, and 49, 51, 50, 65, 35, and 8 are the least frequently drawn.

While the odds of winning are slim, people are still rushing to buy tickets. The North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries reports that U.S. lottery sales have grown over the years, from $80.5 billion in 2016 to $90 billion in 2019 to $107.9 billion in 2022.

If a single person wins the grand prize of $1.55 billion, they will receive the amount through a 30-year annuity plan or a lump sum payout estimated at $757.2 million after taxes.

The next drawing is Tuesday night.


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