At least one winning ticket sold for $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot

Mega Millions now largest in history at $667M!
Posted at 9:45 AM, Oct 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-24 08:22:15-04

Over $2.2 billion is up for grabs right now between the Powerball and Mega Millions!

Of that, $1.6 billion is on the line in Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing--the largest jackpot in U.S. history, according to the Arizona Lottery. The numbers picked are 5-28-62-65-70, with a Mega Ball of 5. Lottery officials in South Carolina announced one ticket matching all five numbers was sold in the state. It was not immediately clear if there were any others sold throughout the country.

In Arizona, state lottery officials said a ticket worth $1 million was sold at a gas station near 67th Avenue and Camelback and seven other tickets worth $10,000 were sold in the state.

For information on whether your ticket is worth any money, check the rules for winning here.

The Mega Millions numbers pulled Friday night were 65-53-23-15-70 with a Mega Ball of 7, but nobody won the full jackpot.

The Mega Millions jackpot was $1 billion for Friday's drawing--already the largest this lottery has ever seen.

Are you looking for a lucky spot to buy your tickets for Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing? See our interactive map of spots in the Valley that sell big winning tickets!

For the Powerball, there was no winner for Saturday's $470 million drawing. The jackpot is now at an estimated $620 million for this Wednesday's drawing (October 24).

The winning Powerball numbers drawn on Saturday, October 20 were: 16-54-57-62-69 with a Powerball of 23.

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The numbers 33 and 58 are the most frequently drawn numbers in Mega Millions drawing. See the luckiest numbers for the Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots here.

Take a look at the list below for the largest jackpots in U.S. history, according to the Arizona Lottery:

Rank Amount Date Lottery
1 $1.6 billion 10/23/18

Mega Millions


$1.586 billion



3 $758.7 million 


Power Ball
4 $656 million 3/30/12

Mega Millions

5 $648 million 12/17/13

Mega Millions


$620 million 10/20/18


7 $590.5 million 5/18/13



8 $587.5 million 11/28/12



9 $564.1 million 2/11/15



$559.7 million




There have been several tickets sold in the last week with payouts of $10,000 or more in Arizona, with a pair valued at $150,000 each!