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Nearly $1B Mega Millions prize due to long odds, slow sales – Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The jackpot for the Mega Millions lottery game has grown to nearly $1 billion ahead of Friday night’s drawing after more than four months…

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) The jackpot for the Mega Millions lottery game has grown to nearly $1 billion ahead of Friday nights drawing after more than four months without a winner thanks to bad luck, poor odds and reduced play partially blamed on the coronavirus pandemic.
Its only the third time a lottery jackpot has grown so large, but much has changed since the last time such a big prize was up for grabs in 2018. The odds of winning a jackpot remain the same incredibly small but for a variety of reasons…

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