For the fourth time in over four years, the Mega Millions jackpot has risen over $1 billion after no ticket matched all six numbers drawn Friday night – the white balls 3, 20, 46, 59, and 63, plus the gold Mega Ball 1.
The jackpot for the next drawing – which will be on Tuesday, January 10 – is currently estimated at $1.1 billion, or $568.7 million cash. At this time, the jackpot has broken the record of the third-largest in Mega Millions history, as well as the fifth-largest lottery prize in U.S. history.
The last winning drawing was on October 14, where two players – one from Florida and one from California – took home the $502 million jackpot.
There were 4,411,404 total winning tickets during Friday’s drawing alone, with prizes ranging from one to two million dollars. Five tickets matched the five white balls to win the game’s $1 million second-tier prize, with ticket holders being located in Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, and New York.
Across the nation, 115 tickets matched four white balls plus the Mega Ball to win the third-tier prize. In total, 15 of those tickets are worth $30,000 each because they included the optional Megaplier. The other 100 third-tier winning tickets are worth $10,000 each.
There have been a total of more than 27.1 million winning tickets sold in the 24 drawings since the jackpot was last won on October 14. These include 52 worth $1 million or more won in 20 different states, which include the following:
- New Jersey
- New York
- South Dakota
- West Virginia