Christmas may have arrived a little late, but some lucky winner is will be smiling after scoring this Jackpot. The prize money for the Tuesday mega million draw has risen to a whopping $206 million after no one managed to claim the prize last week.
Players have been unable to grab the top prize for the 43 state lottery since November .1 after Charles Hairston of Paso Robles had taken the Jackpot of $78 million dollars. I f someone does manage to claim the Jackpot the cash option will be 151.9 million.
According to Judith Drucker spokeswoman for the New Jersey Lottery high-rolling jackpots are triggers “across all the gameboards,” she further said that the $206 million dollar prize does not have to be claimed by a holiday ticket purchase. There are spikes in the Jackpot all year round and also in all lottery drawings.
“What happens is that when the jackpots don’t get hit, people get excited because the numbers start growing exponentially for the jackpot.”
The drawing on Friday did mange to have 31 tickets that matched all five numbers three of these tickets were from New Jersey. Each ticket holder carried home 250,000 dollars and Mega Millions had ranked in Google as the top 20 search. On Saturday no one had managed to claim the Jackpot which has grown to $173 million.
Drucker said that historically you could see spikes as the Jackpot increased “It’s obviously incredibly alluring with three-digit multiple jackpots.”
For person from New Jersey had managed to claim the third place prise in last Tuesdays draw.
One person from New Jersey had won over 300,000 dollars in the same drawing.
The biggest Mega Million pay-out thus far has been $390 million back in March 2007 this was won by two persons one in New Jersey the other in Georgia.