Was there a winner of the $1.1 billion Mega Millions jackpot?
The Mega Millions billion-dollar jackpot went unclaimed Tuesday, now the grand prize will soar even higher to be the second largest in the game’s history.
Tuesday’s night Mega Millions drawing saw 16 tickets winning the million-dollar prize by matching all five numbers minus the Mega Ball. Three of those winners also had the 3X multiplier, tripling the amount the lucky holder will take home.
However, no one matched the all five winning numbers plus the Mega Ball which means the billion-dollar jackpot will roll over to Friday rising to the second highest amount in the game’s history. Those that buy a $2 ticket for Friday’s drawing will be hoping their numbers will bring them the grand prize estimated to be $1.35 billion, $707.9 million if a winner chooses the cash option.
Friday the 13th could be a lucky day for someone
While the date of next drawing, which falls on Friday the 13th, might dissuade the superstitious from taking a shot, six other jackpots have been won on such a day. For those that believe lightning can strike twice, Michigan has been a particularly lucky state when it comes to winning a Mega Millions jackpot on what is considered an unlucky day.
The Wolverine State has seen four Friday the 13th winning tickets for the jackpot, although none of them have been anywhere near the next $1.35 billion jackpot. The other winning tickets on Friday the 13th were sold in New York, Ohio and Rhode Island, the last of which shared the jackpot with a winner in Michigan in October 2017.
Where were Mega Millions winning tickets sold for 10 January drawing
The sixteen million-plus winning tickets from Tuesday’s drawing were spread from coast to coast. The 13 second-tier winning tickets, worth the standard $1 million each, that matched the five white balls, were sold in California, Florida, Kansas, Massachusetts (two), Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio (two), Oregon, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Three other ticket holders in Connecticut, Florida and New York purchased the optional Megaplier, which was 3X on Tuesday night, tripling the Mega Millions second-tier prize to $3 million each.
How much can you win with Mega Millions?
Entry for the Mega Millions lottery begins at $2 per ticket and participants can still take home some serious money even if they miss out on the full six numbers. Here’s a full list of the ways to win and the odds of winning…
What are the largest Mega Millions of prizes?
The last Mega Millions jackpot that was more than $1 billion was won in Chicago in July 2022 and was worth $1.33 billion. The Mega Millions record jackpot was in South Carolina on Oct. 23, 2018, and totaled $1.54 billion, the largest Mega Millions prize won on a single ticket.
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