US Mega Millions results: Lotto numbers for October 23

Mega Millions could balloon to $2B if nobody wins next drawing

The jackpot has gotten larger since the October 19 drawing, when the prize was a near-record $900 million and no winning numbers were drawn.

Today's drawing is the largest lottery jackpot ever, the Mega Millions website reports.

The jackpot has been growing since July 24, when 11 Santa Clara County, Calif., office workers won $543 million through an office pool.

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A North Carolina mom who bought Mega Millions tickets won $1 million after deciding to also buy a ticket in a new scratch-off game, NC lottery officials said in a news release Tuesday.

Mega Millions tickets cost $2.00 per play.

Those slim chances don't seem to be putting a damper on the excitement for some folks, including Marissa Kagan, who waited in line at a store near Primm, Nevada.

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Commenting on how the tables have turned in the last few years, Scholes said, "It shouldn't make any difference but it does". Shaw said: "Since I came to United, it's been a whirlwind four years that have passed so quickly".

"I never play, but we just kind of figured 'why not?'" Kagan added, noting that if she wins, she said that she would buy a school and build some homeless shelters. They doubled ticket prices to $2 - and tweaked the formula to make it easier to win smaller prizes but harder to win the jackpot. Each ticket has a one in 302.5 million shot at winning, reports CBS News, meaning there are 302.5 million potential number combinations. The jackpot from Tuesday drawing has swelled to $1.6 billion.

The jackpots start at $40 million and grow by a minimum of $5 million per draw each time the jackpot rolls.

"That's why Virginia has a lottery", lottery spokesperson John Hagerty said. "They're trying to hit it big". Last year, they spent $72.97 billion on traditional lottery tickets, according to Gallup.

As of 4 p.m., Kansans had already more than $3,000,000 on tickets with no sign of letting up, lottery officials said.

Melissa Labant, a tax policy expert at the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, said winners should realize that while taxes are initially withheld when prizes are awarded, more money will likely be due at tax time as people suddenly are in up to a 37 percent tax bracket.

Since Friday's drawing, ticket sales are at a frenzy.

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