No Mega Millions victor, jackpot swells to $868M

A sign at a gas station shows the current record breaking $667 million U.S. Mega Millions jackpot in Encinitas California

A sign at a gas station shows the current record breaking $667 million U.S. Mega Millions jackpot in Encinitas California

The jackpot has been growing since July, when a group of California office workers won $543 million.

PREVIOUS STORY: Tuesday's winning numbers for the Mega Millions jackpot are 69, 45, 61, 3, 49 and the Mega ball number is 9.

Mind you, while this week's drawing could result in the highest Mega Millions jackpot victor ever, it wouldn't be the biggest US lottery prize in history. The cash option is usually favored by the winners.

This Mega Millions is the second largest US lottery prize ever.

Someone bought a $1 million winning ticket at the Circle K at 2580 Riverside Drive in Macon by matching the first five numbers without the Mega Ball. The next drawing will be Fri., Oct.19, 2018.

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In June 2014, Machado ran into Oakland third baseman Josh Donaldson, who was attempting to tag him. causing both benches to clear. Muncy's go-ahead RBI came after Justin Turner singled to lead off the sixth and Manny Machado was hit by a pitch.

Three other Mega Millions jackpots have been won this year - $451 million on January 5 (Florida), $533 million on March 30 (New Jersey), and $142 million on May 4 (Ohio).

Believe it or not, this week's combined billion-dollar haul is not the biggest prize in the lottery's history.

Someone purchased a winning Mega Millions ticket at a Macon Circle K. The ticket is worth $1 million.

Of course, you could also enter the Powerball drawing on Wednesday. MA residents have the biggest taste for playing the odds, spending nearly $763 per year on lottery tickets, the study found.

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