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The jackpot grew to $1.1 billion after there was no winner on Friday


The jackpot grew to .1 billion after there was no winner on Friday

There was no big winner on Friday night Mega millions draw, causing the jackpot to grow once again – and surpass $1 billion.

No winner matched all six numbers to claim Friday’s roughly $940 million Mega Millions jackpot. The game’s top prize has now risen to an estimated $1.1 billion, with a cash option of $568.7 million for next draw on tuesday.

The massive $1.1 billion jackpot is the third largest Mega Millions has ever seen and the fifth largest prize in lottery history.

Since the Mega Millions jackpot was last won in October, the jackpot has continued to grow in 24 consecutive drawings. The odds of winning the game’s jackpot are 1 in 302.6 million.

“Mega Millions just hit the $1 billion mark again. It’s especially nice to see the jackpot grow over the holidays and into the new year,” Pat McDonald, director of the Ohio Lottery and lead director of the Mega Millions Consortium, it said in a Saturday statement. “As the jackpot grows, we encourage our players to stick to their entertainment budget and enjoy this jackpot flowing with us.”

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Mega Millions winning numbers for Jan 6

The winning numbers for Friday night’s draw were 3-20-46-59-63, Mega Ball: 13 and Megaplier was 3x.

Did anyone win Mega Millions last night?

Nobody won matches all six numbers to win the Mega Millions jackpot of about $940 million on Friday. Still Mega Millions notesthere were more than 4.4 million winning tickets for the game’s other prize levels, ranging from $2 to $1 million.

Five tickets matching all five numbers expect the golden Mega Ball to win $1 million each. Two of the winning Game-5 tickets were sold in New York, and the others were sold in Florida, Maryland and New Jersey.

How do I play Mega Millions?

To enter Mega Millions, players pick six numbers — or choose to have the lottery machine randomly generate an “Easy Pick” or “Quick Pick”:

  • Five numbers will range from 1 to 70 (white balls)
  • One number can be chosen from 1 to 25 (golden mega ball)

If your ticket matches all six winning numbers in the draw, you will win the jackpot. There is also smaller rewards depending on how many balls your numbers match.

The cost to play Mega Millions is $2 per ticket. You can add a Megaplier for $1, which will increase your potential prize amount up to five times the original prize (excluding the jackpot).

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Where can I play Mega Millions?

Mega Millions can be played in 45 states, the District of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands.

Five states – Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Nevada and Utah – do not offer Mega Millions.

What are my chances of winning?

While the $1.1 billion jackpot may be tempting, it’s important to note that the odds of winning the jackpot are extremely slim.

The odds of winning the jackpot are 302,575,350 to 1.

The odds of matching all five white balls are 12,607,306 to 1.

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Mega Millions Top 10 Jackpots

Here’s a look at the top 10 Mega Millions jackpots:

  1. $1.537 billion, October 23, 2018: Won in South Carolina.
  2. $1.337 billion: July 29, 2022: Earned in Illinois.
  3. $1.1 billion (approx): January 10: Active.
  4. $1.05 billion, January 22, 2021: Won in Michigan.
  5. $656 million March 30, 2012: Three winners in Illinois, Kansas, Maryland.
  6. $648 million December 17, 2013: Two winners in California, Georgia.
  7. $543 million, July 24, 2018: Earned in California.
  8. $536 million, July 8, 2016: Earned in Indiana.
  9. $533 million: March 30, 2018: Earned in New Jersey.
  10. $522 million: June 7, 2019: Earned in California.

The biggest lottery prizes in history

Here’s a look at the top 10 biggest lottery prizes between Powerball and Mega Millions:

  1. $2.04 billion, Powerball, November 7, 2022: Won in California.
  2. $1.586 billion, Powerball, January 13, 2016: Three winners in California, Florida, Tennessee.
  3. $1.537 billion, Mega Millions, October 23, 2018: Won in South Carolina.
  4. $1.337 billion, Mega Millions, July 29, 2022: Won in Illinois.
  5. $1.1 billion (approx): January 10: Active.
  6. $1.05 billion, Mega Millions, January 22, 2021: Won in Michigan.
  7. $768.4 million, Powerball, March 27, 2019: Won in Wisconsin.
  8. $758.7 million, Powerball, August 23, 2017: Won in Massachusetts.
  9. $730 million, Powerball, January 20, 2021: Won in Maryland.
  10. $699.8 million, Powerball, October 4, 2021: Won in California.

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Contributing: The Associated Press, Olivia Munson and Natalie Neissa Alund, USA TODAY.


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