Mega Millions jackpot balloons to almost $500M

  • Mega Millions jackpot balloons to almost $500M

Mega Millions jackpot balloons to almost $500M

How does almost half a billion dollars sound?

Statistically, you have a one in 259 million chance of winning the Mega Millions jackpot.

If there is a victor, they have a cash option worth $296 million.

That's still only the second highest jackpot of the year, behind March's $533 million jackpot.

The Mega Millions jackpot jumped by $11 million and stands at $433 million for Friday's drawing.

Oh, yes: The winning numbers for Friday night's Mega Millions jackpot were 1, 14, 30, 44 and 62, with 1 for the Mega Ball. Forty-seven people matched four white balls and the Mega Ball and won $10,000. The next jackpot will climb to at least $493 million, and if there is a victor, the cash payout will be worth $296 million. A 20-year-old Florida man won $451 million in January. In all, three Mega Millions jackpots have been awarded in 2018.

The odds to match all six numbers: 1 in 302,575,350, which is tougher than hitting the Powerball, where odds are 1 in 292,201,338.