The drawing of Mega Millions winning numbers does not result in a jackpot winner; the first prize increases to 940 million dollars


The Mega Millions jackpot is now close to $1 billion after there was no winner for the top prize in Tuesday night’s draw.

Tuesday was the first Mega Millions draw of the new year, with a jackpot of $785 million.

The winning numbers for Tuesday’s draw were: 25-29-33-41-44 and Mega Ball: 18.

Since no one won the jackpot, it rose to around $940 million for Friday, with a cash option of $483.5 million.

The lottery said no winning tickets matching all six numbers had been sold.

But there were six tickets sold that matched 5/6 numbers and could be worth $1 million or more, depending on the state. Three of them had the Megaplier option, which means they are worth $4 million each.

There have now been 23 consecutive draws without a big winner.

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Friday’s top prize, estimated at $940 million, could be the sixth-biggest jackpot of any lottery game in US history and the fourth-biggest Mega Millions jackpot.

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Tickets are sold in 45 states, the District of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands.

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Mega Millions tickets cost $2 each, and players have the option of adding the Megaplier for an additional $1 for the chance to multiply prizes without a jackpot.

Mega Millions draws take place every Tuesday and Friday.

10 Biggest Mega Millions, Powerball Jackpots Won in US Lottery History

1. $2.04 billion, Powerball, November 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, October 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)

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)

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