Two Virginia Lottery tickets won $1 million in Friday’s drawing

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While the astronomical number of possible Mega Millions combinations would make that almost impossible for Friday's drawing, a Romanian-born mathematician actually pulled this off back in the day, winning 14 separate lotteries in the 1980s and 90s. After the 10/19 drawing came and went without seeing a victor, the new Mega Millions jackpot is up to a record-setting $1.6 billion.

The winning numbers for the $1 billion Mega Millions jackpot, the second largest in USA history, were announced at 8 p.m. If so, take heart: Nobody else won the jackpot, either. Officials at that time also increased the chances of winning small prizes.

A winning lottery ticket was sold in North Escambia, but it was not a Mega Millions ticket.

To play the Mega Millions game you select five numbers from 1 to 70 and one Mega Ball number from 1 to 25. Check the local news of the Mega Millions website for the winning numbers. The jackpot could rise even more by then, depending on how many tickets sell over the next few days, Medenica said.

The previous record Mega Millions jackpot was 656 million dollars, which was shared by winners in three USA states in March 2012.

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You're not being rational if you think you have a good chance of winning the jackpot, whether it's with one ticket or 100. The money was divided evenly by winners in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland.

Anticipation is growing along with the zeroes in the Mega Millions lottery winnings.

A U.S. lottery jackpot has become the world's largest-ever lottery prize after nobody claimed the grand prize in Friday's drawing.

Lottery Extreme says that the top 6 most common lottery numbers drawn since 1996 are: 2,17,31,39,4, and 29. The previous record for a Mega Millions jackpot was $656 million in 2012.

What's more, the price of a ticket has doubled.