Mega Millions winning numbers tonight for $667 million jackpot

The victor, who has elected to remain anonymous, chose the one-time payment cash option, making their prize worth almost $878,000,000.

Someone in SC claimed the $1.5 billion jackpot from the Mega Millions lottery held in October 2018, ending the mystery of whether anyone would ever come forward to say they had won.

· The next Powerball drawing is Saturday night, April 13 with an estimated jackpot of $101 million and a cash option of $62.7 million. Deadline is 7:08 p.m. that day. If the victor chooses the annuity option, the jackpot would be paid out over 29 years.

The U.S. Mega Millions jackpot swelled to $868 million early Wednesday, making it the second-largest lottery grand prize in U.S. history and the largest-ever Mega Millions reward.

Mega Millions is played in 44 states as well as Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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The next drawing will be Friday. The winning ticket was sold at a KC Mart convenience store in Simpsonville, South Carolina, and the store will also receive $50,000 for selling the winning ticket.

The last victor for the top Mega Millions prize was on July 24, when a group of California office workers won the $543 million jackpot. The odds of winning the jackpot is 1 in 302 million.

The odds of winning a jackpot remain abysmal at 1 in 258.9 million for Mega Millions and 1 in 292.2 million for Powerball.

The average American spends about $223 per year on lottery tickets, according to a survey from LENDedu.

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