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Mega Millions winning numbers drawn for $1.1 billion jackpot

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No one has won the Mega Millions jackpot since April 18.

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Wednesday, August 2, 2023 3:09AM

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The winning Mega Million numbers have been drawn for the $1.1 billion jackpot Tuesday night.

The winning numbers are: 8, 24, 30, 45, 61 and the Megaball is 12.

No one has won the Mega Millions jackpot since April 18, allowing it to roll over again and again until it reached its status as tied for the seventh-largest in U.S. history. Tuesday night’s drawing was the 30th since someone last won the jackpot.

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The drought is due to a combination of poor luck and terrible odds, as the chance of winning the Mega Millions jackpot is 1 in 302.6 million. The odds of winning smaller prizes, ranging from $1 million to $2, are significantly better.

The $1.1 billion jackpot is for a sole winner who chooses to collect through an annuity, with annual payments over 30 years. A sole winner who opts for a lump sum payment would receive an estimated $527.9 million.

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Winners also would be subject to federal taxes, and many states also tax lottery winnings.

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Mega Millions is played in 45 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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