Winning numbers for record $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot

- UPDATE: The winning numbers for the $1.6 billion Mega Millions drawing are 5, 28, 62, 65, 70 and Mega Ball 5. 


The Mega Millions drawing is just hours away and the jackpot is worth $1.6 billion, making it the biggest jackpot ever. 

Mega Million tickets are still on sale and you can purchase tickets up until 15 minutes before the drawing on Tuesday, making the cut-off time 10:45 p.m.

The dream is to win big, but the odds are stacked against us and that is why many people try to increase their odds by participating in office pools. Experts however say that people should be very clear on the rules if an office pool wins.

Financial Planner Joe Bert, who has represented lotto winners before, says that "What you want to do is photocopy all of the tickets. Everybody has them and an agreement that if we win, we split it. Otherwise, someone says I bought this extra ticket on my own and this is the winning one."

Experts also say to get your affairs in order, which could be a lot harder for a group to agree on. 

Officials say that if you have Tuesday night's winning ticket, the first thing you should do is sign the ticket and secure it in a safety deposit box. You then have 180 days to claim your prize in Tallahassee at the lottery office.

 

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