Mega Millions jackpot to grow again, with no winners selected for Friday's $685M drawing

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Saturday, December 31, 2022
Mega Millions jackpot at $640M for winning numbers drawing
Someone could be in for big money tonight.

The year is ending without another Mega Millions instant millionaire as no winning ticket matched all six numbers in Friday night's $685 million drawing.

The jackpot is expected to grow to at least $785 million for the next drawing, on Tuesday.

The winning numbers for Friday's drawing are: 1-3-6-44-51 and Mega Ball is 7.

If someone had won, the $685 million jackpot offered a cash option of $347 million.

Lottery officials said after the drawing that while there was no big winner there was a single ticket sold in Ohio that matched five numbers and could be worth $1 million.

There are still a few opportunities left to strike it rich before the calendar closes out on 2022. The Powerball jackpot, which will be drawn on New Year's Eve, is up to $246 million.

Individual state lotteries may also have individual drawings, such as California's SuperLotto Plus, which is at $20 million and will also be drawn Saturday.

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Friday's top prize would have been the sixth largest in the history of the Mega Millions game - and the second-largest in 2022, after a winning ticket worth $1.34 billion was sold in Des Plaines, Illinois last July.

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Also in 2022, the U.S. record lottery jackpot prize was sold in Southern California after someone bought a Powerball ticket worth $2.04 billion.

10 biggest Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots won in U.S. lottery history

1. $2.04 billion, Powerball, Nov. 7, 2022 (1 ticket from California)

2. $1.586 billion, Powerball, Jan. 13, 2016 (three tickets, from California, Florida, Tennessee)

3. $1.537 billion, Mega Millions, Oct. 23, 2018 (one ticket, from South Carolina)

4. $1.337 billion, Mega Millions, July 29, 2022 (one ticket, from Illinois)

5. $1.05 billion, Mega Millions, Jan. 22, 2021 (one ticket, from Michigan)

6. $768.4 million, Powerball, March 27, 2019 (one ticket, from Wisconsin)

Manuel Franco, of West Allis, Wisconsin, is the winner of the $768.4M Powerball jackpot.

7. $758.7 million, Powerball, Aug. 23, 2017 (one ticket, from Massachusetts)

8. $731.1 million, Powerball, Jan. 20, 2021 (one ticket, from Maryland)

9. $699.8 million, Powerball, Oct. 4, 2021 (one ticket, from California)

10. $687.8 million, Powerball, Oct. 27, 2018 (two tickets, from Iowa and New York)

Tickets are sold in 45 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Five states, Utah, Nevada, Hawaii, Alaska and Alabama do not have a lottery. A mixture of reasons have kept the games away, including objections from conservatives or concerns about how a lottery would impact low-income families.

Mega Millions tickets are $2 each, and players have the option to add the Megaplier for an additional $1 for the chance to multiply non-jackpot prizes.

Mega Millions drawings are held every Tuesday and Friday.