What Are The Odds Of Winning The Mega Millions?

What are the odds of winning the massive Mega Millions jackpot on Friday, October 19th?

According to Mega Millions, an estimated $868 million will be the jackpot total for the Friday, October 19th lottery. This jackpot has been accumulating since the last win on July 24th when 11 co-workers in a California office pool split $543 million.

Over 4.5 million winning tickets were cashable for money on Tuesday night. It was also reported that 9 tickets had all five white balls matching on Tuesday night, with one also purchasing the optional Megaplier that made the ticket worth $5 million.

So now the question remains, what are the odds of someone winning the jackpot on Friday night?

Here are the prizes and odds for Mega Millions according to the Minnesota Lottery website:

Match: To Win: Approx. Odds
5 of 5 + Mega Ball JACKPOT* 1 in 302,575,350.00
5 of 5 $1,000,000 1 in 12,607,306.00
4 of 5 + Mega Ball $10,000 1 in 931,001.00
4 of 5 $500 1 in 38,792.00
3 of 5 + Mega Ball $200 1 in 14,547.00
3 of 5 $10 1 in 606.00
2 of 5 + Mega Ball $10 1 in 693.00
1 of 5 + Mega Ball $4 1 in 89.00
Mega Ball Only $2 1 in 37.00

And remember when you win the Mega Millions on Friday night that you have up to one year to claim your prize.

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