'Mega Millions' record-breaking jackpot has people lining up to buy tickets

Rodolfo Vieira
Oct 20, 2018
11:48 A.M.
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There were no winners yet again when it came to Mega Millions, skyrocketing the jackpot to a record-breaking $1.6 billion.

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This is something that has never happened before and is prompting people to rush to buy as many tickets as possible in the hope of winning the grand prize.

As reported by ABC News, the next drawing will take place on Tuesday, October 25, 2018, which is bound to draw everyone's attention.

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No one managed to correctly pick the six numbers necessary to be the big Mega Millions draw winner this Friday night, but some people still made quite a profit.

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STILL A VERY GOOD DRAW

Despite missing out on the billion, a total of 15 gamblers snagged the 'second-tier' winning tickets of at least $1 million, a very generous consolation prize.

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But now, all eyes are on Tuesday's drawing, which will eclipse the U.S lottery prize record of $1.58 billion, which was given away in 2016 in a Powerball drawing.

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A NEW RECORD

According to Gordon Medenica, Lead Director of the Mega Millions Group and Director of Maryland Lottery and Gaming, Mega Millions has 'entered history territory.'

Still, even though winning $1.6 billion may sound exciting, it is fair to remember that the odds have gotten slimmer ever since the game was changed back in 2017.

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By increasing the odds of potential 'Mega Balls,' the sixth and final ball to be drawn, the chances of winning decreased from one in 258.8 million to 302.5 million.

THE FORTUNE COOKIE

Ultimately, it all comes down to luck, which can come out of the blue at any given time; Ronnie Martin, from Long Pond, Pennsylvania, is proof of it after winning $1 million with numbers that came from a fortune cookie.

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The numbers were 1, 2, 4, 19, and 29, and were suggested by the cookie some years ago. Martin decided to try his luck just for the sake of it and was shocked when he realized that the cookie had earned him the big sum of money. 

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