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The $1 billion Mega Millions jackpot was just drawn — here are the winning numbers

The $1 billion Mega Millions jackpot was just drawn — here are the winning numbers:

15-23-53-65-70

Mega-ball: 7

Shortly after the numbers were drawn, the California State Lottery website crashed.

“Due to the high MEGA Millions jackpot, we anticipate increased website traffic that could slow response times,” the website said in an alert. “We apologize for any inconvenience.”

The odds of winning the record-breaking $1 billion jackpot were one in 302.5 million, or 0.00000033%. Five numbers between 1 to 70 were selected, in addition to one number between 1 to 25.

The lucky winner would have the option to cash out over $513 million, or choose to be paid annually for 29 years (with a better tax rate).

The odds of picking these six Mega Millions numbers were one in 302.5 million.

Mega Millions winning numbers for Friday, Oct. 19

Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot was the largest in the history of the 44-state lottery, worth $1 billion. It also marked the second-largest jackpot in US history. The winning numbers were drawn at 9 p.m.

Here are the numbers:

15-23-53-65-70 Mega Ball: 7

It should be known later Friday or early Saturday morning if there was a winner for Friday’s jackpot. If no one matched all five numbers and the Mega Ball, then the jackpot will grow even larger on Tuesday.

The largest Mega Millions jackpot was claimed in 2012 and was worth $656 million.

Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot was the largest in the history of the 44-state lottery, worth $1 billion. It also marked the second-largest jackpot in US history. The winning numbers were drawn at 9 p.m. ]]>