NICOSIA, Cyprus, October 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --
The largest Mega Millions lottery jackpot ever is set to draw at 11pm ET on the 19th of October, 2018. Having rolled over on the last draw, the jackpot has now climbed to a massive $970-million and is widely anticipated to increase to more than $1-billion before the draw tonight.
The previous record jackpot for this lottery was $656-million, won by three tickets on the 30th of March, 2012. As things stand, the current Mega Millions jackpot usurps this by a whopping 48% and is the second largest jackpot in US lottery history behind the legendary $1.6-billion Powerball jackpot of the 13th of January, 2016.
Although sales in the US have understandably been at extraordinarily high levels, it is the amount of interest from outside American borders that is the most interesting aspect of this phenomenal jackpot. A number of online lottery vendors are reporting abnormally large surges of Mega Millions ticket purchases from countries such as Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Sweden and Germany. Lotto247's Marketing Director, Paul Robinson, could hardly contain his excitement when he reported that the hype of this mega jackpot is quite clearly hitting unchartered heights all around the globe. "We have our technical teams on standby 24/7 to ensure that our website is operational throughout this exciting period. With hundreds of thousands of potential billionaires purchasing tickets at unprecedented rates, it is imperative that our systems can cope with the influx. I am very happy to report that things are going perfectly so far!"
A quick search of some popular online lottery brands, including Lotto247, PlayUSALotteries.com and PlayHugeLottos, showed that the Mega Millions lottery is dominating the headlines for all the right reasons. Incidentally, the US Powerball lottery jackpot is at $430-million, which makes for a possible win of $1.5-billion in the next two days.
The big question on everyone's mind is when are these jackpots going to be won. The answer, judging by the frantic last-minute ticket purchases, is that someone is going to become very rich anytime now.