Here are the winning numbers for the $470M Powerball jackpot

Here are the winning numbers for the $470M Powerball jackpot

Here are the winning numbers for the $470M Powerball jackpot

WITH no one winning the latest Mega Millions draw in the United States, the jackpot climbs to a staggering $US1.6 billion ($A2.2 billion).

Because no Mega Millions winners emerged, the next scheduled drawing on Tuesday was projected to be worth a record $1.6 billion.

The winning numbers for the $1 billion Mega Millions jackpot, the second largest in us history, were announced at 8 p.m. Then, nobody won. The jackpot continued to grow drastically this week, coming in at $970 million yesterday and entering into three comma territory on Friday.

Lottery officials said they have had 25 drawings without a jackpot victor.

California Lottery officials said there were no jackpot winners in the state of California, but that one ticket sold in Morgan Hill matched 5 of 6 numbers.

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Don't throw away your ticket if you didn't match all six numbers on Friday's drawing.

So why do the jackpots keep growing to such astronomical figures?

People line up in the hallway of a midtown New York City office building to buy Mega Millions tickets on Friday. The game is played in 44 states, Puerto Rico, Washington D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Winners in Kansas, Illinois and Maryland shared that jackpot. According to the Mega Millions official website, the numbers are chosen at 11 p.m. ET on Tuesday night, in the WSB-TV studio in Atlanta, Georgia.

The theory was that bigger jackpots would draw more attention, leading more players to fork out for a $2 ticket. But "the $3 ticket holder is only eligible to win the jackpot prize, not the secondary prizes that range from $1 up to $1 million or more", CNN Money reported.

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