First Mega Millions Jackpot of 2023 Climbs to $785M.
As of Friday night, the Mega Millions jackpot has reached a staggering $785 million dollars! The jackpot is the 6th largest prize in US history. The prize increased as there has been no winner for the past 22 drawings. The last drawing to feature a winner was back in November, where a single ticket-holder walked away with a record-setting $2.04 billion dollars.
The odds of winning the jackpot are incredibly low, at 1 in 302.5 million, but that doesn’t stop people from dreaming about what they would do with the money if they did win. For many, the idea of having that much money is so far-fetched that it’s hard to even wrap their minds around it. But if you were to win the lottery tomorrow, what would you do with the money?
Some people would quit their job and never work again. Others would travel the world and live a life of luxury. Some people would donate to charities or causes they’re passionate about. And others would invest the money and live off the interest.
No matter what you would do with the money, there’s no denying that $785 million dollars is a life-changing amount of money. And with the drawing taking place tonight, someone out there is hoping that their lucky numbers are chosen and that they’ll be the one to walk away with the prize.
Mega Millions Jackpot:
The current Mega Millions jackpot is sitting at $700 million, and according to Mega Millions, all previous jackpots that have surpassed this amount have continued to grow past $1 billion. This means that there’s a real possibility that the current jackpot could reach record-breaking levels. In 2018, the largest Mega Millions jackpot ever was won in South Carolina, totaling more than $1.5 billion. And in November of the same year, a Powerball jackpot in California reached an astonishing $2.04 billion. So if you’re feeling lucky, make sure to buy your tickets!