The Mega Millions winning numbers draw does not yield any jackpot winners; lottery prize increases to $1.02 billion

No ticket matched all of the numbers in Tuesday’s Mega Millions draw and the jackpot will now surpass the $1 billion mark for the next draw.

Friday night’s draw for the multi-state game is listed at $1.02 billion, tying it for the second-highest prize in Mega Millions history. It comes with a cash option of 602.5 million

Tuesday night’s draw was the third highest ever at $830 million, or a cash option of $487.9 million.

Tuesday’s winning numbers are: 7 – 29 – 60 – 63 – 66 Mega Ball: 15

Even without a big winner, there were a few ticket buyers who will be a bit richer after Tuesday’s draw. Lottery officials said nine tickets sold matched five of the six winning numbers – each worth at least $1 million or more.

One of these tickets sold in Ohio with the megaplier option is worth $3 million.

The California Lottery says a ticket sold to Baker with five matching numbers will net $2.9 million. California uses a pari-mutuel system with payouts that vary from other states.

The other seven tickets are believed to be worth $1 million each. They were sold in Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, New York and Ohio.

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The jackpot got so big because there hasn’t been a winner for three months. Those 29 consecutive draws with no one matching all six numbers allowed the jackpot to gradually grow from its starting point of $20 million in April.

Mega Millions is played every Tuesday and Friday evening. Over the game’s 20-year history, 221 players have won the Mega Millions jackpot.

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Top Five Mega Millions Jackpots Won

1. $1.5 billion – South Carolina, October 2018

2. $1 billion – Michigan, January 2021

3. $656 million – Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, March 2012

4. $648 million – California, Georgia, December 2013

5. $543 million – California, July 2018

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Mega Millions is played in 45 states, plus the District of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands. The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are 1 in 302.6 million.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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