Mega Millions jackpot tops $1 billion for third time ever

The Mega Millions jackpot has soared to over $1 billion, marking only the third time in its history that it has reached this historic milestone.

The eye-popping jackpot prize has captured the attention of millions across the country, with hopeful players lining up for a chance to win the life-changing sum.

The last time the Mega Millions jackpot exceeded $1 billion, when it reached. Before that, it reached $1 billion, creating a frenzy among lottery enthusiasts.

Despite the staggering prize, the odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot remain extremely slim, with chances typically calculated in the hundreds of millions to one.

The drawing for the $1 billion jackpot is scheduled for. Players have until to purchase tickets for a shot at becoming an instant billionaire.

Winners of large lottery jackpots like this are subject to federal and state taxes, which can significantly reduce the actual amount received. It's crucial for winners to plan accordingly.

The anticipation and excitement surrounding such a high-stakes lottery draw extend beyond individual players, often attracting media coverage and sparking conversations.