Mega Millions Jackpot Soars To $1.35 Billion After No Winner Tuesday Night
The Mega Millions jackpot has soared an estimated $1.35 billion after no winner snagged the big prize in Tuesday night’s drawing to become the second-largest jackpot in the lottery’s history, officials said.
While no tickets match all six winning numbers of 7, 13, 14, 15, 18 and the Mega Ball 9 in the jackpot drawing, 16 won the game’s second-tier prize taking home up to $3 million, according to officials.
The drawing for the $1.35 billion prize, roughly $707.9 million in cash, is scheduled for Friday night. If won, it would be second only to a $1.537 billion Mega Millions jackpot won in South Carolina in 2018, the lottery said.
Michigan appears to be a lucky charm for Friday the 13th drawings; four jackpots were won in the state in 2008, 2011, 2014 and 2017, the Mega Millions said.
Other prizes won on Friday the 13th were in New York in 2009 and Ohio in 2015.
The Mega Millions’ massive jackpot topped the billion-dollar mark after nearly three months with no winning ticket drawn.
The last jackpot was won at $502 million on October 14, when two winning tickets from California and Florida claimed the prize, the Mega Millions said. Since then, more than 33 million winning tickets have been sold, including 68 players who took home $1 million or more, lottery added.
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