Mega Millions jackpot grows to $820 million after no big winners Friday


Days after a Powerball ticket won just north of a billion dollars, the Mega Millions lottery is closing in on a similar top prize after no tickets hit the jackpot in Friday̵[ads1]7;s drawing.

The numbers drawn were 29-40-47-50-57 and the Mega Ball was 25.

Eight tickets matched the first five numbers, each claiming a $1 million prize, according to Mega Millions. The tickets were sold in California, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina and New Jersey.

The next drawing on Tuesday will feature a projected jackpot of $820 million, the lottery said, with a $422 million cash option available for a winning ticket.

This marks the fifth largest Mega Millions lottery in its history, with the jackpot exceeding $1 billion on four previous occasions – most recently a $1.348 billion ticket was sold in Maine in January. A record $1.537 billion Mega Millions jackpot was won in South Carolina in 2018.

The odds of claiming the big prize are certainly long – around 1 in 302.5 million. But residents of 45 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands can give it another shot before Tuesday’s drawing at 11 p.m. ET.

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