Government gambling goes above $1.55 BILLION…..
The neck pick will be on Tuesday August 8th…..
One of the largest lottery jackpots in U.S. history grew even larger early Saturday after no one matched the Mega Millions numbers in Friday night’s drawing: 11, 30, 45, 52, 56 and the gold Mega Ball of 20.
The new jackpot is $1.55 billion, the third largest ever by a narrow margin. The next drawing is Tuesday night.
No one has won the Mega Millions jackpot since mid-April. On July 19, a single ticket won a $1.08 billion jackpot in the competing Powerball lottery.
Huge jackpots have become more common in the multistate Mega Millions and Powerball lotteries in recent years because of changes to the games and higher ticket prices. Between the two lotteries, eight jackpots in the United States have reached $1 billion or more since 2016, including five in the past two years…..