THE Mega Millions jackpot got to a chuck $1billion ahead of the drawing scheduled for January 22, 2021.

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Lottery players space eagerly awaiting come hear what the winning number are.


A sign mirroring the Mega Millions drawing top compensation of $970million hangs in a store window in new York City top top Friday, January 22, 2021Credit: Rex Features

What room the most common Mega Millions numbers?

The number 31 has actually been drawn 243 times due to the fact that the game's launch in 1996.

The number 17 has been drawn 238 times, when the number 10 has actually been selected 232 times.

The number 10 has actually been the most drawn number because 2017, complied with by 31 and also 14.

Here's an ext information top top the most typical Mega numbers.


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What space the least common Mega Millions numbers?

The number 72 has actually only been attracted 20 time in Mega Millions, many recently in 2017.

The number 71 has been attracted 22 times, and additionally last dropped 4 years ago.

The number 21 is the least drawn number end the last 4 years at 14.

Here's much more information on the least usual Mega numbers.


Brandon Jones mirrors his Mega Millions multi-state lottery tickets after to buy them at a gas station near the Alabama state border in Tallapoosa, Georgia, in January of 2021Credit: Rex Features

How high has actually the Mega Millions jackpot reached?

The jackpot ballooned to $1billion front of the January 22 drawing after an ext than 4 months there is no a winner thanks to poor luck, negative odds and also reduced play because of the coronavirus pandemic.

It’s only the 3rd time a lottery jackpot has actually grown therefore large, however much has readjusted since the last time together a huge prize was up because that grabs in 2018.

The odds of win a jackpot remain the very same - incredibly small - however for a variety of factors fewer civilization are playing Mega Millions or Powerball.


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Players have a one in 302.5 million chance to success the gigantic Mega Millions jackpot. Tickets expense $2.

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"There were 5 Mega Millions jackpot winners in 2020, through two states obtaining their first-ever jackpot victory in the game: Arizona, which take it the biggest prize that the year at $414 million top top June 9, and also Wisconsin, wherein a happy winner winner $120 million top top September 15," reads the Mega Millions website.


"Two 2020 jackpots were winner in new Jersey: $202 million ~ above February 11 and also $123 million top top July 24.