US Mega Millions winning numbers announced for $393M jackpot

11:36  12 august  2017
11:36  12 august  2017 Source:   cbsnews.com

Two winning $1M Mega Millions tickets bought in NYC and L.I.

  Two winning $1M Mega Millions tickets bought in NYC and L.I. Two new millionaires-to-be struck gold with winning lottery tickets bought at convenience stores, lottery officials announced Wednesday. The lucky winners — who have not been identified — bought the $1 million winning Mega Millions ducats at a 7-Eleven on Stewart Ave. in Hicksville in Nassau County and at a Sweet 14 Candy & Grocery on 14th St. in Manhattan“I've been checking my ticket all day today, it wasn't me. If it was me I wouldn't be here," said Hami Ahmed, 22, who works at the store by Stuyvesant Town.

The winning Mega Millions numbers drawn Friday were 23, 33, 53, 56 and 58 and the Mega Ball number was 6. The top prize for the Mega Millions drawing was $ 393 million . Officials announced Saturday that a single winning ticket was sold at a barbecue in Palos Heights, Illinois.

The most recent Powerball jackpot win was in Louisiana on October 25. The Lucky for Life numbers for Thursday are 14-10-18-15-24 Lucky Ball 16. The Mega Millions jackpot has grown since October 17 and has rolled 19 times.

A ticket is seen ahead of the Mega Millions lottery draw in Manhattan, New York, July 1, 2016. © REUTERS A ticket is seen ahead of the Mega Millions lottery draw in Manhattan, New York, July 1, 2016.

The winning Mega Millions numbers drawn Friday were 23, 33, 53, 56 and 58 and the Mega Ball number was 6.

The top prize for the Mega Millions drawing was $393 million. If there's no winner Friday, the next drawing will be Tuesday -- and will likely top $400 million.

There was no winner for Tuesday's Powerball drawing, meaning Saturday's drawing will top $350 million. 

There is a one-time cash option for Mega Millions of $246 million. Tickets are $1. As for Powerball, there's a one-time cash payout option of $224 million and tickets are $2. 

Even with more options for giant payouts, the odds of winning a jackpot remain abysmal at 1 in 258.9 million for Mega Millions and 1 in 292.2 million for Powerball. 

The odds of winning both jackpots are one in 75 quadrillion -- that's 15 zeros -- according to data scientists at Allstate. 

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Hits estimated $510M; winning numbers for the $432.5 million jackpot drawn Wednesday were 9, 15, 43, 60, 64, and Powerball number 4The winning Powerball numbers for the $432.5 million jackpot drawn Wednesday were 9, 15, 43, 60, 64 and the Powerball number 4.

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