Mega Millions Now Mega Billions

No one won Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot of $1.0 billion. Now the jackpot for next Tuesday’s drawing is at $1.6 billion, the highest-ever for any lottery in the history of the world.

There were 15 tickets sold nationwide that matched five of the six numbers. One was sold in Morgan Hill, CA at an AM/PM gas station.

If won Tuesday, the $1.6 billion Mega Millions’ jackpot would be paid out over 30 years or you can choose the cash option which pays $904 million. Winnings are subject to federal and state taxes which could reduce your total winnings by one third.

The $1.6 billion-dollar mega jackpot surpasses the previous all-time largest amount for the Powerball at $1.586 billion which was won by three people in January 2016.

A single ticket costs $2.00.