Mega Millions Jackpot Jumps to $586M, Second Largest Prize Ever

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Monday, 16 Dec 2013 12:47 PM

By Alexandra Ward

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The Mega Millions jackpot jumped to $586 million Monday — the second-largest prize in its history — after there were no winning tickets sold for Friday night's drawing.

The winning numbers pulled Friday for the $425 million jackpot were 19, 24, 26, 27, 70, with a Mega ball of 12, according to the Mega Millions website. It was the 21st straight drawing that failed to produce a winner, sending the jackpot soaring even higher.

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The drawing for the $586 million jackpot (which has a $316 million cash payout option) will be Tuesday. The prize would rank as the fourth largest in U.S. lottery history, USA Today reported. The record $656 million jackpot was drawn in March 2012 and split between three winners.

The chance of holding a winning, six-number ticket is about 1 in 259 million, according to the Mega Millions website. Here is a list of things that are more likely to happen, as compiled by CNN:

From the Harvard School of Public Health:
  • Chances of dying from a bee sting: 1 in 6.1 million.
  • Chance you will die from being struck by lightning: 1 in 3 million.
From the University of Maryland Medical Center:
  • Chance of having conjoined twins: 1 in 200,000.
From U.S. Hole in One, which insures golf prizes for holes in one:
  • The chance of an amateur golfer making a hole in one on a par-3 hole is about 1 in 12,500.
  • The chance of a golfer hitting a hole in one on consecutive par-3 holes: 1 in about 156 million.
From a 2011 State Farm study on collisions between vehicles and deer:
  • The chance of hitting a deer with a vehicle in Hawaii, the state where State Farm says deer-vehicle collisions are least likely, is 1 in 6,267.
From the National Weather Service:
  • The chance of being struck by lightning over an 80-year lifetime: 1 in 10,000.
From the Florida Museum of Natural History, based on U.S. beach injury statistics in 2000:
  • Chance of drowning and other beach-related fatalities: 1 in 2 million.
  • Chance of being attacked by a shark: 1 in 11.5 million.

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