People hoping for an early Christmas present with a winning ticket in the Mega Millions promotion will be disappointed.
The Mega Millions jackpot rose to $565 million after there were no winners in Friday night’s drawing, lottery officials said.
The numbers drawn Friday night were 15, 21, 32, 38 and 62, plus the gold Mega Ball 8.
If someone wins on Tuesday, it would be the sixth-largest jackpot in the promotion’s history. A winner could take the amount in an annuity paid over 30 years or opt for a lump sum of $293.6 million before taxes.
Two tickets matched all five white balls for $1 million, lottery officials said. One was sold in California while the other was purchased in Florida. There were 31 tickets that had four white balls plus the Mega Ball, which was worth $10,000. Four of those tickets had the 4X multiplier, raising the value to $40,000 apiece.
In Friday’s drawing there were 1,289,527 winning tickets at all prize levels, lottery officials said.
The last time anyone won the grand prize in the game was Oct. 14, lottery officials said.
Several large Mega Millions jackpots have been won in 2022, according to lottery officials. On July 29, $1.337 billion was won in Illinois, and on Oct. 14, a $502 million prize was shared between winning tickets in California and Florida.
The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are 1 in 302,575,350.
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