Lottery gamers can have a shot at an estimated $820 million Mega Thousands and thousands jackpot Tuesday night time, lower than per week after somebody hit a Powerball prize that topped $1 billion.
The large Mega Thousands and thousands jackpot is the eighth-largest U.S. lottery prize and follows a $1.08 billion prize gained by a participant Wednesday in Los Angeles. California lottery officers have not introduced a winner of that prize, which was the sixth-largest in U.S. historical past.
Jackpots within the two lottery video games develop so giant as a result of the steep odds make profitable so unlikely, permitting the grand prize to roll over time and again. The final time somebody beat Mega Thousands and thousands’ odds of 1 in 203.5 million and gained a jackpot was April 18 — that is 27 drawings with out a massive winner.
The sport pays out many extra smaller prizes, which begin at $2. The general odds of profitable any prize is 1 in 24.
The $820 million prize for Tuesday night time’s drawing is for a sole winner who chooses fee by way of an annuity, with one instant fee after which 29 annual allotments. Jackpot winners practically at all times take the money choice, which for Tuesday night time’s drawing can be an estimated $422 million.
Mega Thousands and thousands is performed in 45 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.