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The Mega Millions number drawing has come and gone which took place at it's specified time of 11:00pm EST / 10:00pm CST in the United States. This total jackpot payout has risen to the 2nd highest lottery payout in history and whether you know it or not, there is actually a reason behind it all. The odds to win the actual jackpot have went from 1 in 176 million to 1 in 259 million.
The odds were changed when in October of 2013 the Mega Millions organization decided to change how many white ball numbers could be chosen for the actual winning lottery numbers. While the number of white balls were increased, the MEGA Number which is an orange ball was reduced down to just 15 numbers. What does this do for you? Well if you hit the MEGA Number with your lotto ticket numbers you win a prize and this has increased your odds of winning an actual prize.
If no one chooses the winning Mega Millions numbers on 12/17/13 at 11:00pm EST the prize is expected to climb to around $1 billion dollars. This would be the highest lottery prize ever awarded in the world and could certainly put pressure on lottery officials around the world to make the odds tougher for people to actually win to keep obtaining a larger payout jackpot.
December 17th, 2013 Mega Millions Numbers Are:
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If no one wins tonight the next drawing for Mega Millions winning numbers will be drawn on Friday December 20th, 2013 for the potential billion dollar jackpot. It was reported by CNN in the Florida area that Tuesday night in Florida nearly $8,000 tickets were sold every minute from 9 to 10am.
It's not just people in Florida that are lining up to buy the Mega Millions tickets however, it's also people flocking from the state of Alabama. Fox Channel 6 in Alabama reported that even when the jackpot was just $425 million on December 13th, 2013, "many Alabamian are traveling across the state line" to Georgia & Florida to get have a chance at winning the jackpot.
It's situations like Alabama locals traveling to Florida and Georgia to buy lottery tickets that have made outspoken Democratic leaders like Craig Ford say, "a lottery could create as much as $250 million annually for schools." He told Fox 6 that Alabamians are going to play the lottery no matter what and this could keep them from giving the money to Florida, Georgia and Tennessee.
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