Historic $1.6 billion Mega Millions drawing set for tonight

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Your odds are about 1 in 302.5 million.

Arizona lottery officials say a $1 million winning Powerball ticket was sold at the Superpumper gas station near State Route 89 and State Route 71 in Congress.

"Mega Millions has already entered historic territory, but it's truly astounding to think that now the jackpot has reached an all-time" record, said Gordon Medenica, lead director of the Mega Millions Group and head of Maryland's lottery.

The Mega Millions jackpot and a Powerball lottery prize that stands at $620 million, have spread lottery fever across the United States in recent days.

Since there was no victor in Saturday's drawing, the Powerball jackpot is now at $620 million.

Here are some answers for someone holding that prized lottery ticket for what would be the largest lottery jackpot in US history.

Winners have the option of taking a one-time cash prize or in 30 installments over 29 consecutive years. If one person gets all of the numbers, they can choose the lump-sum cash payout and walk away with nearly $905 million after taxes.

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A shop employee in Atlanta holds Mega Millions lottery tickets, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. And just so you know - foreigners and non-residents are eligible to buy and win the lotteries, although they will be subject to different tax laws. Some states don't even sell lottery tickets, and the rest have deadlines for purchasing a ticket. Fifteen tickets matched five numbers for second-tier prizes of at least $1 million.

The odds of taking home the Powerball grand prize are about 1 in 292 million.

For Mega Millions, players choose six numbers: five from a range of white balls, numbered 1 to 70, and one number for the Mega Ball, with a range of 1 to 25.

Is this the night someone makes U.S. lottery history?

"Every one of those dollars is very much appreciated", she said. If no one wins tonight, the jackpot could roll over to a mind-boggling $2 billion.

I love my job, but if my numbers come up with week.

Powerball has climbed since there was a victor in NY on August 11.

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