Ticker: Mega Thousands and thousands  jackpot climbs to $1.55B; World meals costs rise after Russia ends grain deal

One other Mega Thousands and thousands drawing has handed by with out a jackpot winner.

The numbers drawn Friday night have been: 11, 30, 45, 52, 56 and the gold ball 20.

As a result of no person matched all six numbers and obtained the estimated $1.35 billion jackpot, the best prize elevated to an estimated $1.55 billion for the next drawing Tuesday night.

There have now been 31 straight drawings with out a jackpot winner. The ultimate time anyone obtained the Mega Thousands and thousands jackpot was April 18.

The $1.55 billion prize might be for a sole winner who chooses the annuity alternative with value stretched over 30 years. Most winners go for a lump-sum value, which is perhaps an estimated $757.2 million on Tuesday.

An enormous slice of those winnings would go in the direction of federal taxes, whereas many states moreover tax lottery payouts, along with Massachusetts.

The jackpot is so laborious to win as a result of 1 in 302.6 million odds of matching the numbers on 5 white balls and a separate mega ball. The chances are increased to win smaller prizes, which start at $2.

World meals prices rise after Russia ends grain deal

World prices for meals commodities like rice and vegetable oil have risen for the first time in months after Russia ended a deal allowing Ukraine ship grain and India restricted some rice exports.

The U.N. Meals and Agriculture Group acknowledged that its index of meals prices elevated 1.3% in July over June. The enhance was pushed by elevated costs for rice and vegetable oil. It was the first uptick since April when elevated sugar prices bumped up the finding out barely for the first time in a 12 months.

Commodity prices have been falling nonetheless the commerce restrictions and grain deal’s demise threaten to increase meals insecurity and the prices people pay to eat in creating nations.

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