Mega Millions $1.28B Jackpot: This is the winning number

With an estimated $747.2 million in potential cash, the total jackpot has snowballed since its launch in April and is now $1.28 billion

Mega Millions players can randomly generate five numbers for themselves or choose their own five numbers from 1 to 70, as well as the sixth number, Mega Ball

How to win?

If players match their five numbers and Mega Ball, they can walk away with the jackpot on the line.

If a player matches all five numbers and not the Mega Ball, they will win $1 million, according to officials.

If four numbers and Mega Ball match, the player will win $10,000. 

According to officials, the odds match five numbers and the Mega Ball 1 number at 303 million.

What are the challenging aspects?

For comparison, according to some estimates, you are twice as likely to be struck by lightning twice

Where Is This Jackpot Among The All-Time Biggest?

The $1.28 billion jackpot remains the nation's third-largest prize 

All larger prizes are worth at least $1 billion, including the January 2016 Powerball draw of nearly $1.6 billion.

The October 2018 ($1.5 billion) and January 2021 ($1 billion) Mega Millions draws are the only two jackpots to exceed $1 billion.

Tickets cost $2 and can be purchased at thousands of retailers throughout Illinois and Indiana.