Mega Millions jackpot surges to $868 million after no winning ticket claimed

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No one won the record-setting $667 million Mega Millions jackpot, so the grand prize has soared more than $200 million for the next drawing.

A Midlands lottery player is carrying around a $50,000 ticket after purchasing a Mega Millions ticket, according to a statement from the S.C. Education Lottery.

The second-largest jackpot in Mega Millions history was won in March 2012.

While the advertised jackpot is $868 million the actual cash prize would be $494.5 million unless someone is patient enough to collect the winnings over 29 years with the annuity option.

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The ticket, which matched the five numbers drawn Tuesday, but not the Mega Ball, was sold at Big's Aztec Corner Store in San Antonio. Blake won half of the game's $42 million jackpot in October 2017.

If the victor chooses the annuity option, the jackpot would be paid out over 29 years. $559.7 million, Powerball, Jan. 6, 2018 (one ticket, New Hampshire) 9.

Spain's annual Christmas lottery - "El Gordo", or "The Fat One" - has several times offered a jackpot of several billion euros, but it aims to share the wealth, with thousands of numbers getting a prize.

The sales for all the tickets sold in MA for Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing totaled about $6.824 million.

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