Mega Millions jackpot hits $1.02 billion after no winner on Tuesday

“All jurisdictions have reported and no one has hit the Mega Millions jackpot. Thus, the jackpot will increase to $1,025,000,000 for Friday ($602.5 million in cash),” the spokeswoman said. the lottery, Marie Kilbane, to CNN in an email.

Tuesday night’s winning numbers were 7, 29, 60, 63, 66 and the Mega Ball 15. The next draw is Friday at 11 p.m. ET.

Although no one hit the jackpot on Tuesday, some winners took home big prizes. There were eight tickets that won $1 million each after matching the first five numbers.

And the prize for another winning ticket sold in Ohio matching the first five numbers was $3 million, as it included an optional Megaplier purchased for $1 more.

If there is a winning ticket on Friday, the $1.02 billion jackpot will be the third largest Mega Millions jackpot in the game’s 20-year history, according to the Mega Millions website.

The biggest Mega Millions jackpot was $1.537 billion on Oct. 23, 2018, for a ticket sold in South Carolina, the lottery said. A $1.05 billion jackpot was won by a group of four players in Michigan on January 22, 2021.

Within 24 hours, traffic to the Mega Millions website reached 62 million enquiries, Kilbane said. There was so much traffic on the Mega Millions website on Tuesday night that shortly after the 11pm draw, the website was down for a while – although it seemed to improve as the traffic was slowing down.

Four Mega Millions jackpots have been won this year in Tennessee, California, New York and Minnesota.

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