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    DFW Mom's Group Goes in on Mega Millions Lottery Pool

    The DFW Asian Mommies Group pooled their cash, hoping to hit it big in the Mega Millions Lottery. (Published Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018)

    The winning numbers have been drawn for the record $1.6 billion Mega Millions lottery jackpot, and the big winner is in South Carolina.

    The numbers drawn in Tuesday night's drawing were 5, 28, 62, 65, 70 and Mega Ball 5.

    The estimated jackpot is the largest lottery prize ever. The jackpot has been growing since July, when a group of California office workers won $543 million.

    Theresa Creevy sat at her dining room table Tuesday night and dreamed of what could be. 

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    "Each pile is about $500," Creevy said looking at the piles of Mega Millions lottery tickets sprawled out on the table.

    When the last Mega Millions jackpot rolled over without a winner, Creevy got an idea. "I said, wow, it's $1.6 billion estimated! Let's do a lottery pool, because my $15 last week didn't do anything for me."

    Creevy said 380 moms jumped in the pool. The group spent $8,080 on Mega Millions tickets, purchased at different stores around DFW.

    "A lot of the mommies gave me their favorite numbers, so I used those," Creevy explained. More than 130 of the tickets are not 'quick picks'. Creevy also researched what numbers seem to win more often. "The number '1' shows up a lot," she said.

    On Tuesday night, some of the moms from the Facebook group went to Creevy's home for a watch party and scanned tickets after the numbers were drawn, hoping for a winner.

    "I hope these tickets will help lots of mommies," Creevy said. "And for 20 bucks, it's not a bad gamble. Not a bad gamble!"

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    Creevy said if they won and took the cash option, after taxes each mom would get about $1.4 million.

    To put the $1.6 billion jackpot in perspective, you could build another AT&T Stadium and still have $400 million left over.

    You could also sent 9,000 student to TCU paying for room, board and tuition for all four years.

    Even if you don't hit the jackpot, there are still plenty of prizes to win:

    0 of 5 w/Mega Ball=$2

    1 of 5 w/Mega Ball=$4

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    2 of 5 w/Mega Ball=$10

    3 of 5=$10

    3 of 5 w/Mega Ball=$200

    4 of 5=$500

    4 of 5 w/Mega Ball=$10,000

    5 of 5=$1 Million

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