Numbers drawn for Tuesday's $565M Mega Millions lottery jackpot

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Wednesday, December 28, 2022
Mega Millions jackpot at $565M for winning numbers drawing tonight
The Mega Millions winning numbers jackpot is up to $565 million for Tuesday night's drawing.

The numbers have been drawn for Tuesday's $565 million Mega Millions jackpot.

The jackpot comes with a cash option of $293.6 million.

The winning numbers drawn Tuesday, Dec. 27 are: 9-13-36-59-61 and Mega Ball: 11

The Mega Millions website says that no ticket was sold matching all six winning numbers, but there were five tickets that matched 5/6 numbers.

In most states, those 5/6 tickets are worth $1 million - or $2 million with the Megaplier option. The California Lottery said that two of those 5/6 tickets were sold in California, but are actually only worth $245,984 because the state calculates prize amounts on a pari-mutuel basis, according to ticket sales and number of winners.

With nobody winning the grand prize in Tuesday's drawing, the jackpot is expected to grow to more than $640 million.

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Tuesday's top prize would have been the sixth largest in the history of the 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 US 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.