CLEVELAND, Ohio — There were some lottery numbers drawn Monday night. You can check them out below.
But the big story, of course, is the Mega Millions drawing, which will be held at 11 p.m. Tuesday for an astounding $1.6 billion jackpot, a world record.
Will it be even larger by Tuesday’s drawing. It seems very possible … last Friday’s drawing started at $868 million before jumping to $1 billion, so it’s more than doubled in less than a week. If there’s no winner, it likely will eclipse $2 billion.
It would be great to win, but the taxman will be waiting. CNBC reports that if you choose the lump sum of $904 million, it will be reduced to between $489.8 million and $569.5 million because of federal and state taxes.
That’s a big chunk gone … but can a person really complain if he or she still has hundreds of millions of dollars remaining?
Anyway, Classic Lotto held its drawing Monday night and no tickets matched the winning numbers of 12-14-19-33-35-41 Kicker 592908. Wednesday’s jackpot is $5.6 million.
The Lucky for Life numbers are 7-36-37-46-41 Lucky Ball 16.
Monday’s winning Ohio Lottery numbers are:
Pick 3 evening: 090 (midday, 068)
Pick 4 evening: 7993 (midday, 6648)
Pick 5 evening: 43550 (midday, 07200)
Rolling Cash 5: 12-16-17-24-37
Pick 3 winners receive $500 for a $1 straight bet and the odds of winning are 1-in-1,000. Pick 4 winners receive $5,000 for a $1 straight bet and the odds of winning are 1-in-10,000.
The Rolling Cash 5 jackpot for the next drawing is $110,000 for hitting all five numbers and the odds of winning are 1-in-575,757.
Drawings for Pick 3, Pick 4 and Pick 5 are twice daily, at 12:29 p.m. and 7:29 p.m. The drawing for the Rolling Cash 5 is each night at 7:35 p.m.
Classic Lotto draws at 7:05 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. The odds of winning the jackpot with a $1 ticket are 1-in-13,983,816.
Lucky for Life draws at 10:35 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays. The odds of winning the jackpot with a $2 ticket are 1 in 30,821,472.
Mega Millions draws on Tuesdays and Fridays at 11 p.m. The odds of winning the jackpot with a $2 ticket are 1-in-302,575,350.
Powerball draws on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:59 p.m. The odds of winning the jackpot with a $2 ticket are 1 in 292,201,338.
The official Ohio Lottery site offers more information on instant tickets, raffles and other lottery games.