What are the winning numbers for Friday’s $355 million Mega Millions jackpot?
The Mega Millions jackpot continues to climb after no ticket matched all six numbers in the last drawing. $355 million are up for grabs tonight.
Mega Millions had a sensational $1.58 billion winner at the beginning of August. It beat the previous record of $1.54 billion set in October 2018. In the lottery’s 27-year history, the top prize has risen above the $1 billion mark just five times.
While the current jackpot still pales in comparison to the whopper of a prize in August, $355 million is still a crazy-large sum. That is if you can beat the astronomical odds and hold a ticket that matches all five winning numbers plus the Mega Ball drawn.
What are the winning numbers for Friday, 1 December?
The winning numbers for Friday’s draw are 12-47-49-52-65 and 12 Mega Ball. The Megaplier is 4x.
What were the winning numbers for Tuesday, 28 November?
The winning numbers for the Tuesday, 28 November 2023 draw were 27-37-42-59-61 and 11 Mega Ball. The Megaplier was 3x.
What are the biggest Mega Millions jackpots ever?
The 8 August 2023 jackpot was only the fifth to have exceeded the $1 billion mark in Mega Millions history, and at $1.58 billion became the biggest to be won since the lottery began.
“There’s always an air of excitement around the country when Mega Millions jackpots soar,” Gretchen Corbin, the lead director of the Mega Millions Consortium, said. “The growing jackpot is a source of entertainment and winnings for players while generating important dollars for the good causes supported by each lottery.”
The second-largest ever Mega Millions jackpot win was in October 2018, when a player in South Carolina claimed a $1.537 billion prize.
Mega Millions: how to play
A ticket costs $2. To play, you have to choose six numbers from two separate pools: five ‘white’ numbers between 1 and 70, plus a ‘Mega Ball’ number from 1 to 25. To secure the jackpot, all six numbers must match those that are drawn.
Jackpot winners can receive their money in annual installments (the annuity option) or as a lump sum (the cash option). While annuity recipients get the jackpot in full, those who opt to be paid up front are given a smaller sum. Winnings are pre-tax amounts.
Smaller cash prizes are also available for players who correctly guess some, but not all, of the numbers drawn. In some states, players can pay an extra $1 to multiply non-jackpot winnings by two, three, four or five times, depending on the ‘Megaplier’ number selected before the draw itself.
Where in the US can you play Mega Millions?
Tickets are sold in every state in the US except Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Nevada and Utah. You can also play in the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands. Mega Millions draws are held every Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m. ET/ 8 p.m. PT.