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No winner in Mega Millions drawing; jackpot jumps to $750 million

Lottery tickets including Mega Millions and Powerball seen at a South Carolina store.  Mega...
Lottery tickets including Mega Millions and Powerball seen at a South Carolina store. Mega Millions and Powerball are played in 45 states, as well as Washington D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Powerball is also played in Puerto Rico.(WRDW)
Published: Jan. 13, 2021 at 7:50 AM MST
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DES MOINES, Iowa (KKTV) - Who wants to be a $750 millionaire? The Mega Millions jackpot continues to skyrocket after Tuesday’s drawing came and went without a winner.

Those who decide to buy tickets for the next drawing Friday night will now be vying for $750 million, the fifth-largest jackpot in U.S. history, up from a not-too-shabby $625 million jackpot Tuesday.

Tuesday’s numbers were 12-14-26-28-33, Mega Ball: 09. Officials say there were no tickets matching all of the digits.

Tickets to enter the Mega Millions drawing cost $2, and winners must match all the numbers, including the Mega Ball, to take home the jackpot. The odds of winning are famously steep, but for that 1 in 302.5 million individual, their options are then taking a lump sum payment -- the popular choice among lottery winners -- or opting to have the jackpot doled out over 30 years.

National lottery game Powerball will be holding its drawing Wednesday night for $550 million. Powerball boasts the largest jackpot of all time at $1.58 billion in 2016.

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