No Mega Millions Winner, Jackpot Now $868 Million

Jeannie Matthews
October 17, 2018

Mega Millions is also a multistate lottery and one of America's two biggest lottery jackpot games.

The winning numbers are: 3, 45, 49, 61, 69 and the Mega Ball is 9.

Numbers have been drawn for the $667 million Mega Millions drawing.

The Mega Millions jackpot has grown with each of the 23 semi-weekly drawings that failed to producer a top victor since July 24, when an 11-member office pool in Santa Clara County, California, hit a $543 million jackpot. California is just one of three states to exempt state income tax on lottery winnings.

As lottery fever sizzles over a new record-setting Mega Millions jackpot and a whopper of a Powerball prize, you should know that the D.C. region has produced some massive lottery winners in recent years.

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And in 2009, Steve Williams of Shenandoah, Virginia, won a Mega Millions jackpot worth a cool $200 million. The Maryland trio went for the cash option of $158 million.

The jackpot has been growing since it was last won on July 24.

The prize pool could rise even more next drawing on Friday.

If someone wakes up Wednesday a multi-millionaire, they are encouraged to do a few things before cashing in the ticket. Lottery officials also recommend the victor contact an attorney or financial advisory to help with the process. The store received $1 million from Mega Millions for making the sale.

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