No Mega Millions winner, jackpot climbs to $1.6 billion

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No one won the latest Mega Millions drawing, meaning the jackpot climbs to a staggering $1.6 billion.

Mega Millions officials say no tickets matched all six numbers to claim the estimated $1 billion grand prize in Friday night’s drawing. The numbers were 15, 23, 53, 65, 70 and Mega Ball 7.

The next drawing will be Tuesday. The estimated jackpot for that drawing would tie the largest lottery prize in U.S. history.

The jackpot has been growing since July, when a group of California office workers won $543 million.

It costs $2 to play the game, but the odds of winning the jackpot aren’t good. The chance of matching all six numbers and taking home the grand prize is one in 302.5 million. Statistics show people have a better chance of becoming a well-known movie star, getting killed by a shark or being injured by a toilet than winning the jackpot.

Mega Millions is played in 44 states as well as Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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