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The numbers in Friday night’s #Mega Millions $1 BILLION jackpot drawing were: 65, 53, 23, 15, 70 and 7.
TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami) – Anticipation is building for Friday night’s Mega Millions drawing with the game’s largest jackpot ever – a billion dollars.
A lone winner would take home a cash lump sum of $565 million.
The jackpot has been rolling over since it was last won on July 24, when a California office pool of 11 co-workers shared $543 million, the largest prize ever won on a single ticket in the game.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU WIN THE LOTTERY 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).
The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot with a $2 ticket are 1-in-302.5 million. And I have three kids, so I’ll invest in them,” he said.
Drover Trujillo, who bought his tickets at an Exxon station in Doral, said he plans for the money if he wins. Another man buying tickets said he would be smart about it.
“I don’t know, but it’s a lot of money so we got to think about. CBS4’s Gary Nelson said he knew the odds of winning were really, really remote – but couldn’t resist when he got to the counter. Give me a Mega Millions quick pick, would ya,” he told the clerk. “But of course, if I win, I’ll still come to work tomorrow,” he said with a wink in his eye.
Lines formed at gas stations with the hopes of soon living a life of luxury.
Mega Millions turned Mega Billion fever was felt across the nation, where some people waited two hours to get a ticket.
“I only bought one ticket because that’s all I need to win, is one,” one man said.