The Mega Millions jackpot is continuing to climb after no one matched all six numbers during Tuesday night's drawing. The jackpot is now at a whopping $181 million, and if not one matches the numbers on Friday, that number may reach over $200 million.
This is the thirteenth time that the jackpot has increased since it started on October 4. Last night's winning numbers were: 14-15-29-49-63, Mega Ball: 2. The recent drawings have used the new format of Mega Millions. It is a new matrix that allows for more lower prize payouts, and pushes the jackpot even higher.
For those of you who do not know how the Mega Millions game works, each ticket costs $1 and players pick six numbers from two separate pools of numbers (five different numbers from 1 to 75 and one number from 1 to 15). You can also choose to have the numbers picked for you using the easy pick option. If you match all six numbers, you win the jackpot.
You have a higher chance of being killed by a vending machine than you do of winning the Mega Millions jackpot.
— Strange Facts (@BeIieveOrNot) November 15, 2013
According to the Mega Millions official website, there were two tickets sold that matched all five numbers but not the Mega ball. The tickets were sold in Georgia and Massachusetts and were worth $1 million each.
Can I just win the powerball or mega millions I wouldn't mind an early retirement
— Zane McCanless (@ZaneMcCanless) November 20, 2013
The Mega Millions game is played on Tuesdays and Fridays. The next drawing for the $181 million jackpot will be on Friday, November 22. Don’t forget to buy your ticket!
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