Mega Millions jackpot climbs to $1.25 billion

After nobody won the Mega Millions on Tuesday night, the jackpot grew to an estimated $1.25 billion.

The winning numbers were 8, 24, 30, 45, and 61, with the yellow ball coming in at number 12.

The Mega Millions jackpot continues to rise while no one has claimed it since April 18. 

One of the highest prizes in American history is now one and a quarter billion dollars.

The $1.1 billion jackpot was drawn for the 30th consecutive time on Tuesday night with no lucky ticket holders.

Due to bad luck and even worse chances, no one has won the lottery in a while; the odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are one in 302.6 million. 

A single winner will get yearly payments for 30 years from the new $1.25 billion prize if they choose for an annuity.

A single winner who requests a cash payout of $625.3 million would get that amount.

Many states additionally impose taxes on lottery winners, in addition to the federal government.

Forty-five states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands all offer Mega Millions to their residents.

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