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If $1.1 billion Mega Millions jackpot rolls over, next chance to win is Friday the 13th

NewsIf $1.1 billion Mega Millions jackpot rolls over, next chance to win is Friday the 13th

  • If you win: Sign the back of the ticket, keep it safe, speak with trusted advisor, call the lottery
  • In eight states, winners can elect to remain anonymous. Florida is not one of those states
  • Largest single winner jackpots: A Powerball ticket worth $2.04 billion won in California in November 2022. A Mega Millions ticket from South Carolina, worth $1.537 billion, won in October 2018

The fear of Friday the 13th has 2 names: friggatriskaidekaphobia or Paraskavedekatriaphobia. If Tuesdspany’s $1.1 billion Megspan Millions jspanckpot rolls over, the next chance to win is on (gulp) Friday the 13th.

Another “if” to consider: If Tuesdspany’s Megspan Millions gspanme rolls over spangspanin, the next chspannce to win would be Jspann. 13. That’s seven years after three tickets split the then-largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history. On Jan. 13, 2016, three winners − including one in Melbourne Beach − cashed in on the $1.586 billion Powerball prize. While Friday the 13th and the No. 13 are considered bad omens or bad luck, the No. 7 is its polar opposite.

Another big “if”: The Megspan Millions jspanckpot hspans rolled over since Oct. 18. Before that, one ticket sold at a 7-Eleven in Fort Myers and another was purchased in California in the Oct. 14 drawing. The winners split the $494 million jackpot. (While $494 million is a lot of money, the prize does not break into the Top 10 lotto jackpots of all time, see below for the list). If a winning Mega Millions ticket for this jackpot is purchased from Florida, that’ll be the second time in less than six months for a Sunshine State winner.

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The last “if” we’ll mention: Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots have surpassed $1 billion six times in the history of the games. If there’s a winner this month, whether it’s Tuesday’s drawing, Friday the 13th or in the weeks after that, then three of the billion-dollar jackpot prizes will have been won in January.

Coincidence? Weird luck? A sign, maybe? You be the judge.

Below are some fun facts about Mega Millions, Powerball and Top 10 lottery jackpots.

Is $1.1 billion Mega Millions the largest jackpot in U.S. history?

No, but it did make the Top 10 largest prizes ever, ranking fifth.

What’s the biggest lottery jackpot of all time?

For almost seven years, the Jan. 13, 2016, Powerball was the largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history. The three winners bought tickets in California, Florida and Tennessee. The odds of winning back then were 1 in 292 million. Powerball’s claim to the largest lottery jackpot ever was dethroned in November 2022, when the grand prize soared to $2.04 billion. One winner in California claimed that.

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Was the Jan. 13, 2016, Powerball win also on Friday the 13th?

No. Powerball drawings occur at 11 p.m. EST Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays — Jan. 13, 2016, was a Wednesday. By default, Powerball drawings will never occur on a Friday the 13th.

Are there lots of lottery winners on holidays?

Yes. According to stories on powerbspanll.com and megspanmillions.com, several winners have won “holiday” drawings, with the most popular wins around Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Other holiday winners include drawings held on St. Patrick’s Day and April’s Fool’s Day.

When did lotto jackpots hit $1 billion or more?

As of Jan. 9, 2023, there have been six lottery jackpots that have surpassed $1 billion. We mentioned this earlier − if there’s a winner for this drawing this month, that means half of the prizes will have been claimed in January.

As of Jan. 9, 2023, lottery jackpots in the U.S. have topped $1 billion six times in the history of Powerball and Mega Millions.

6. $1.05 billion, Mega Millions, Jan. 22, 2021: A single ticket won in Michigan.5. $1.1 billion (estimated): Jan. 10, 2023? TBD4. $1.337 billion, Mega Millions, July 29, 2022: A single ticket won in Illinois.3. $1.537 billion, Mega Millions, Oct. 23, 2018: A single ticket won in South Carolina.2. $1.586 billion, Powerball, Jan. 13, 2016: Three tickets won from California, Florida, Tennessee.1. $2.04 billion, Powerball, Nov. 7, 2022: A single ticket won in California.

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