Record $667 million U.S. Mega Millions jackpot up for grabs

Record $  667 million U.S. Mega Millions jackpot up for grabsThe new jackpot, which eclipses the previous high of $ 656 million, follows an 11-week winless streak for the top prize of the Mega Millions lottery. The Mega Millions jackpot has grown with each of the 23 semi-weekly drawings that failed to producer a top winner since July 24, when an 11-member office pool in Santa Clara County, California, hit a $ 543 million jackpot. The odds of hitting the jackpot by matching all six numbers correctly are an astronomical one in 302.6 million, but the odds of turning a Mega Millions ticket into a winner of any kind, including a $ 2 prize simply for matching the “Mega ball,” are a more down-to-Earth one in 24.

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