As of today, the Mega Millions jackpot has increased to $1.28 billion.

The all-time third-highest Jackpot in US lotto games.

Suppose that the winners' numbers are revealed at 8:30 p.m. Pacific time.

California lottery officials have instantaneous knowledge of any winning tickets.

And from what store was it bought. it can be hours or the entire night,

before the winners are announced to the public.

We don't disclose the preliminary findings even though we are aware of them right away because

Carolyn Becker said that the larger Mega Millions consortium must accept them.

The California Lottery's deputy director. We won't do anything incorrectly.