The winning numbers of the Mega Millions Jackpot for Friday’s draw are 28,30,39,59,70 and 10.
The jackpot is estimated at $ 450 million, the fifth largest in the history of the game.
The cash option for the 10:59 p.m. draw is worth $ 281 million.
If anyone wins the jackpot, it will be the 10th biggest prize in US lottery history. It would be the biggest jackpot since a resident of Indiana won a jackpot of $ 536 million on July 8, 2016.
It is the second biggest Mega Millions jackpot and the biggest for a single ticket holder in the United States.
The biggest Mega Millions prize was won on March 30, 2012. Three tickets – sold in Illinois, Maryland and Kansas – share a prize of $ 656 million.
The most recent Mega Millions jackpot winner was October 13, over 12 weeks ago. Two ticket holders – one in Rhode Island, the other in Michigan, share a $ 42 million prize.
A Mega Millions ticket costs $ 2. The odds of a ticket matching five numbers and the Mega Ball are 302,575,350 to 1. It’s a move of 1 in 12,607,306 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 is played in 44 states, Washington DC and the US Virgin Islands.
Saturday’s Powerball jackpot is $ 570 million – the 7th largest US lottery prize.