22 October 2018
The Mega Millions jackpot was already at a historic point when the jackpot of $1 billion was not won over the weekend causing it to rollover to $1.6 billion tieing it with a Powerball jackpot as the biggest ever lottery prize.
Mega Millions has already entered historic territory, but it’s truly astounding to think that now the jackpot has reached an all-time world record...It’s hard to overstate how exciting this is — but now it’s really getting fun," said the Mega Millions Group lead director Gordon Medenica.
According to Medenica, 57% of all the possible number combinations have already been bought and most of the remaining 43% are expected to also be sold before the draw takes place tomorrow.
Shops and online lottery agents are reporting that tickets are going fast with lines of people snaking down the road and some players having to wait in line for hours to be able to buy their tickets.
The draw is taking place at 11 p.m. Eastern time Tuesday.