Mega Millions Jackpot
There are many different kinds of lottery jackpots. The largest jackpots have reached tens of millions of dollars. One of the largest, known as the Mega Millions jackpot, was won on April 15, 2017, in Tennessee. It also has a multiplier, which can boost prizes other than the jackpot. California lottery officials say prize amounts are based on sales, not jackpot amounts.
The Mega Millions jackpot has been growing for over three months. It’s currently the third-highest lottery prize in U.S. history. The odds of winning the jackpot are one in 302.6 million. The most recent Mega Millions winner claimed a prize of $20 million. If the current jackpot is won, it would be the fourth largest lottery prize ever claimed in the U.S.
Although the chances of winning the jackpot are extremely small, people can increase their chances of winning by joining a lottery pool. This way, they increase their chances of winning without increasing their risk. In April 2012, a 49-person office lottery pool at SEPTA won $172.7 million. The following year, a seven-person office lottery pool won the $319 million Mega Millions jackpot.
Although winning the lottery is an incredible achievement, keeping your winnings private is important. While a large group of people chipping in helps boost morale and allows you to make new friends. A lottery pool can be created by any group of people, including friends, neighbors, and local sweepstakes clubs.