UPDATE: Mega Millions jackpot climbs to $ 418 million without a big winner
The winning numbers for Tuesday’s Mega Millions draw are: 1, 42, 47, 64 and 70. The Mega Ball was 22 with a mega-folder of 4x.
It’s been almost 12 weeks since someone landed the Mega Millions jackpot, bringing the top prize to around $ 361 million for Tuesday’s draw. The cash option is $ 215 million.
If the jackpot is hit, the ticket holder will win the 22nd largest jackpot in US lottery history. It would be the eighth biggest prize in the Mega Millions.
The jackpot climbed to $ 343 million after no tickets won Friday’s $ 306 million draw, but lottery officials again won the top prize around noon on Tuesday.
The jackpot has been running since it last won at $ 42 million on October 13th. This award was shared by winners from Michigan and Rhode Island.
A Mega Millions ticket costs $ 2. The odds for a ticket to match five numbers and the Mega Ball are 302,575,350 to 1. This is a 1 in 12,607,306 move to win the second prize of at least $ 1 million. by matching five numbers.
It became even more difficult to land a Mega Millions jackpot from the October 31 draw when the ball matrix was changed. Before the changes to the game, it was a hit of 258,890,850 to 1 to hit the jackpot.
As the number of white balls available to be drawn has decreased from 75 to 70, the number of Mega Ball numbers has increased from 15 to 25.
Mega Millions has played us in 44 states, Washington DC and the US Virgin Islands.
Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot has a jackpot of $ 440 million with a cash option of $ 278.3 million.