DO YOU FEEL LUCKY? MEGA MILLIONS Jackpot Climbs To $375 Million Ahead of Tonight’s Drawing
By Space Coast Daily // July 17, 2018
Incredible $226 million cash option
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – There was no winner for Friday’s $340 million Mega Millions drawing and the jackpot has now risen to $375 million – with a $226 million cash option for next Tuesday’s drawing.
No one matched all six numbers on Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot drawing, which has been rolling since May 8, but one lucky person in Florida won a cool $1 million by matching the first five numbers.
The winning numbers in Friday night’s Mega Millions were 21-22-39-59-68 with a Mega Ball of 2.
With Mega MillionsJackpots starting at $40 million, the overall odds of winning the jackpot is 1 to 302,575,350 Tickets are sold in 43 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Jackpot prize winners have the option to receive their winnings in 30 annual installments or as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $204 million. Jackpot prizes must be claimed within 60 days of the winning jackpot draw to receive the lump-sum payment. Winners have 180 days from the applicable drawing to claim their prize.
In addition to the jackpot prize, players can win lower-tier prizes ranging from $2 to $5 million by matching any of the non-jackpot-winning combinations. There have been more than 685,000 Florida Mega Millions winners in this series of rollovers, winning more than $8.6 million in prizes.
Since joining the multi-state Mega Millions game in 2013, Florida has had more than 41 million winning tickets totaling more than $604 million in prizes. Additionally, the game has generated more than $346 million for Florida students and schools.
Winning numbers can be found at retailers statewide, on the Lottery’s website and by phone at 850-921-PLAY.
Tickets must be purchased by 10 p.m. ET on Tuesday to be eligible for that night’s 11 p.m. ET drawing.
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