Update 11/19/2018: The winner of the record $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot three weeks ago still hasn't claimed their prize. The single winning ticket was sold in Simpsonville, South Carolina.
The winner has 180 days to claim the prize or it will be returned to the participating states.
Update 10/24/2018: According to reports on Wednesday (October 24) morning, one person in South Carolina won the $1.6 billion Mega Millions prize. The winner has 180 days to come forward to claim their prize, but we may never know the identity of the winner, as South Carolina is one of seven states that allows winners to remain anonymous.
After it was announced that the Mega Millions jackpot was going up to $1 billion, many people went out and tried their hand at trying to gain the prize. Now, it was recently announced that there was no winner for the prize, and that the jackpot amount will be going up to $1.6 billion. The amount will go up Tuesday.
According to reports, the Mega Millions jackpot rose to $1 billion. The drawing for the prize is set to take place tonight (October 19). If a single winner was awarded the prize and took the cash lump sum, they would end up with $565.6 million.
If no one wins the jackpot, then the next jackpot is estimated to rise to $1.6 billion, with an estimated cash value of $904.9 million.
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