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Mega Millions reaches $1 billion. This is why lottery jackpots keep ballooning (165 hits)

Mega Millions reaches $1 billion. This is why lottery jackpots keep ballooning

$900 million Mega Millions jackpot: Why do we even get our hopes up?

Dreams of being a billionaire are now in reach, thanks to the Mega Millions.
Its jackpot has officially reached $1 billion for Friday’s drawing — the second largest in U.S. lottery history and the biggest in the game’s history— after yielding no winners since the end of July.



Even Powerball's jackpot has climbed to $470 million this week.



And while ticket sales have largely contributed to Mega Millions' big cash stockpile, increasing 294 percent since the pot crossed the $550 million mark, according to data scientist David Ascienzo, there has also been a major tweak to the game that has caused jackpots to balloon in recent months.

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Posted By: Deacon Ron Gray
Friday, October 19th 2018 at 7:02PM
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