The winning numbers have been drawn for the record $1.6 billion Mega Millions lottery jackpot, but it isn’t immediately clear if there’s a winner. The numbers drawn on Tuesday night are 5, 28, 62, 65, 70 and Mega Ball 5. (Oct. 24)
Villa Italian Kitchen is offering a consolation prize for Mega Millions’ losers Wednesday.
The quick-service pizza brand will allow customers to trade in their losing tickets for a free slice of cheese pizza with the purchase of a beverage Wednesday at participating locations nationwide.
“When we heard what the odds of winning the jackpot were, we couldn’t help but feel for all those who would be let down,” said Mimi Wunderlich, Villa Italian Kitchen director of communications and digital marketing in a news release. “While a free slice of pizza isn’t a billion dollars, hopefully it will still make someone’s day.”
According to the fine print, a physical official losing lottery ticket with the drawing date of Oct. 23 is needed for redemption and no photocopies will be accepted. The ticket also will be kept by the store and “will not be returned to the guest for any reason.”
Limit one slice per customer.
Find restaurant locations at www.villaitaliankitchen.com.
7-Eleven’s Tuesday deal
7-Eleven has a way to score a prize even if you don’t buy the winning Mega Millions ticket.
It’s at least a way to stay caffeinated while waiting to find out the winning numbers.
Because of the Mega Millions rush, the nation’s largest convenience store chain is giving away free cups of coffee Tuesday through midnight to members of its 7Rewards loyalty program.
Rewards members can get a free medium coffee or tea by scanning a coupon on the chain’s smartphone app and a ticket purchase is not needed to get the freebie, according to 7-Eleven.
The jackpot for Tuesday night’s Mega Millions lottery is the highest ever in U.S. lottery history at $1.6 billion.
The offer is available until midnight in each time zone and at participating stores nationwide. There’s a limit of one free cup per customer while supplies last.
Learn more about the loyalty program, sign up and download the app at www.7-eleven.com/7rewards.
The dismal odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot — 1 in 302.5 million — means there are 302.5 million potential number combinations, or a little less than one combination for all 328 million people living in the U.S. (Oct 22)
Kelly Tyko is a consumer columnist and retail reporter for Treasure Coast Newspapers and TCPalm.com, part of the USA TODAY NETWORK. Read her Bargainista tips at TCPalm.com/Bargainista, follow her on Twitter @KellyTyko and email her at email@example.com. Sign up for her weekly newsletter at www.tcpalm.com/newsletters.
Read or Share this story: https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2018/10/23/mega-millions-get-free-coffee-7-eleven-tuesday/1740050002/