The Mega Millions Jackpot just keeps on rising – all the way to $640 Million. And Arkansans are helping boost that number. Lottery Commission Spokesperson, Julie Baldridge says they have already pulled in about $2 Million so far from ticket sales alone.
If the jackpot is won in Arkansas tonight , $50,000 will go to the retailer who sold the ticket and around $44.8 Million will go to state income tax. From ticket sales, about $2 Million will go to scholarships.
If no one chose tonight's numbers then the jackpot will increase to an estimated $975 Million for the drawing on Tuesday.
Tonight's winning numbers to win $640 Million, or $462 Million in cash, are:
46 - 23 - 38 - 04 - 02 MEGA BALL: 23
- By the numbers, you have about a 1 in 175,711,536 chance of picking the winning numbers and scoring a record jackpot.
- If you buy 50 tickets a week, you will win the jackpot every 68,000 years
- If it takes five seconds to fill out each card, you'd need almost 28 years just to mark the bubbles on the game tickets, to lock in every lottery combination,
- The jackpot is now $640 million, that comes out to $462 million in cash. There are 8 states that don't participate in Megamillions: Alabama, Alaska, Florida, Hawaii, Mississippi, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming.
- If you buy 10 tickets and fill them with 10 different combinations, your odds of winning the jackpot are 10 in 176 million.
- If there is no winner tonight the jackpot will increase to an estimated $975 Million for the drawing on Tuesday April 3rd.
- More than 1 in 5 Americans still believe the best way to achieve long-term financial security is to play the lottery, according to the Consumer Federation of America.
- There is heavy traffic toward Arkansas at the Mississippi border because Mississippi has no lottery.
For game, odds, and information visit myarkansaslottery.com
Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:35 AM EDT2014-07-29 14:35:49 GMT
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