Lola Robertson doesn’t normally play the Mega Millions but has decided that the 1.6 Billion dollar jackpot is big enough for her to try a few tickets.
The Mega Millions jackpot is now the largest lottery jackpot in lottery history with a $1.6 billion dollar jackpot and a cash payout option of $904 million. The next drawing is set for Tuesday evening and if the winning numbers are not drawn then the jackpot number will keep growing.
Everyone has a buying plan when they win the lottery. Lola Robertson, a regular lottery player, said Tuesday she has won several prizes from different lotteries, including one for $1,500. Instead of the usual goal of buying dream cars and boats, Robertson said she would spend the money in a different way.
“I want to buy an apartment complex for underaged mothers,” Robertson, a Columbia resident, said. “I would pay off some debts and give back to the community.”
The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 302,575, 350. To win the jackpot, a person will have to select six numbers from two number pools, choose five numbers ranging from 1 to 70 and finally choose a number from 1 to 25 for the mega ball. The odds of winning any prize on a ticket is 1 in 24.
Jimmy’s Mart in Northeast Columbia has sold several winning tickets but never the jackpot ticket. Employees and customers are all hoping that the Tuesday night drawing will see the winning ticket come from the store.
The Mega Millions lottery has broken the record for the largest lottery jackpot in history and has the potential to grow even more if no one gets the winning numbers in Tuesday night’s drawing!