Mega Millions jackpot jumps to record $900M after ‘brisk sales’

UPDATE [11 p.m.]: Wednesday night’s winning Powerball numbers were 3, 64, 69, 68 and 57 with the Powerball being 15.

ORIGINAL STORY: In a matter of hours Wednesday, the Mega Millions jackpot jumped from $868 million to a record $900 million.

Georgia Lottery officials said the $32 million bump was due to “brisk sales” after the jackpot rolled over from Tuesday night’s $667 million drawing.

 

Since July 27, the Mega Millions jackpot has rolled over 24 times. The $900 million jackpot is the largest in the game’s  history and the second largest jackpot in U.S. history. 

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No one matched all six winning numbers in Tuesday night’s drawing — 3, 45, 49, 61 and 69 with Mega Ball 9. However, a $1 million winning ticket was purchased in Macon, according to officials. That ticket matched the first five numbers without the Mega Ball and was sold at a Circle K located at 2580 Riverside Drive.

 

Another Georgia player who bought a ticket in the city of Clayton won $50,000, officials said. Three other tickets worth $10,000 each were sold at convenience stores in Alpharetta, Fort Valley and Rossville. 

The $345 million Powerball jackpot is up for grabs Wednesday. It has rolled over 18 times since Aug. 15.

With both jackpots not yet claimed, players have a chance at a combined $1.2 billion.

You can watch the Powerball drawing Wednesday at 11 p.m. and the Mega Millions drawing at the same time on Friday, right before the Channel 2 Action News Nightbeat.

Tickets for both lotteries cost $2 to play.

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