Mega Millions means money for education - but how much?


Both Powerball and Mega Millions tickets cost $2 to play.

Arizona lottery officials say a $1 million winning Powerball ticket was sold at the Superpumper gas station near State Route 89 and State Route 71 in Congress.

Gilliland said five $50,000 Powerball tickets were sold in Fredonia, a northern Arizona city, Tucson and Phoenix since October 13 and nine $10,000 Mega Millions tickets were sold, mainly in the Phoenix area, since October 12.

No information about the Knoxville victor is available until the prize is claimed.

The next Mega Millions draw, which is a world record, will be on Tuesday - as in tomorrow, guys. It could happen as soon as Tuesday night, when the next drawing is held.

The Mega Millions jackpot has reached a record $1.6 billion, while the Powerball prize hovers at $620 million. However, only seven states let you buy individual Mega Millions tickets online. Almost all winners opt for cash, but the annuity has advantages, as it reduces the tax bill a little and offers a stable flow of income that climbs by 5 percent annually.

MORE: Lottery Mania: Do You Really Know How Much $2.2 Billion Is? "I believe if I win I will go ahead and hire somebody to fix it". Players have 365 days after the date of a drawing to claim prizes. Officials don't have an estimate on how many tickets would be sold for that potential drawing, and they haven't said how large the estimated prize would be.

That would make it the fifth-largest jackpot in US history. "I think more than one person should win".

Players had a roughly one in 302.5 million chance of taking home the $1.6 billion pot.

So, what are your chances of winning the $1.6-billion jackpot this time?

The winning numbers are 28, 70, 5, 62, 65. If it seems like these astronomical numbers are happening more frequently, it's because they are. New York has the highest tax at 8.8 percent and residents of New York City face another 3.8 percent extra in taxes.

In California, $267 million has been collected in Mega Millions sales over the past 25 rolls.