What is a Jackpot Lottery?

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A jackpot lottery is a lottery in which the prize is larger than the total number of tickets sold. A jackpot is set based on the expected number of winners and prize liabilities, and is not a fixed amount. It is possible to win multiple jackpots in a single lottery game. In some cases, the jackpot can reach more than $200 million.

The Mega Millions jackpot has surpassed $780 million. This jackpot is the second-largest in U.S. history. One ticket sold in South Carolina won the jackpot worth $780.5 million. The lottery winner chose a lump-sum payment. A few weeks after the winning ticket was purchased, the lucky winner claimed the prize.

In January 2016, the Powerball jackpot reached a record high of $1.586 billion. However, there were no winning tickets that matched all six numbers. The next-largest Powerball jackpot was $768 million, followed by $758 million in 2017 and $731.1 million in 2021. With the jackpot at such a high, it is difficult to imagine who would not want to win such a huge prize.

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Mega Millions is a multi-state lottery game that costs $2 per play or $3 with Megaplier (r). Mega Millions tickets require players to choose five numbers from 1 to 70, and one Mega Ball number from 1 to 25. Mega Millions players can also request an “easy pick” option from a clerk, where the terminal will choose the numbers for them. Drawings are held twice a week, on Tuesdays and Fridays.

The next top lottery jackpot will be set on Oct. 24, 2022, including the Powerball and Mega Millions. Scams have been reported involving Mega Millions winners, but the lottery remains one of the most lucrative. On March 30, 2012, a retired couple in their 60s purchased a Mega Millions ticket that won $656 million. The ticket was sold in Baltimore County, Maryland, and Kansas.

While the Oregon Lottery makes every effort to accurately post remaining ticket numbers, it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the posted numbers. Top prizes, such as the jackpot, remain unclaimed until claimed. Moreover, prize claims may happen even after the ticket has been no longer available for sale. Typically, the number of tickets sold is determined by the pack inventory at the start of the day. Hence, a ticket may be 100% sold, while some may still be available if a retailer has plenty of tickets.