Mega Millions Jackpot Balloons Again

Friday night's jackpot is $640M
By Bob Cronin,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 24, 2022 3:35 PM CST
Updated Dec 30, 2022 10:01 AM CST
Next Mega Millions Jackpot Hits $565M
UPDATE Dec 30, 2022 10:01 AM CST

The Mega Millions jackpot is climbing again. After nobody struck gold on Tuesday, the jackpot for Friday night's drawing has grown to $640 million, reports the AP. Someone who opted for the cash payout upon winning Friday would get about $328 million. In the current run, no winner has emerged in 21 straight drawings—and this is only the sixth time the jackpot has surpassed $600 million, per Fox Business.

Dec 24, 2022 3:35 PM CST

The Mega Millions payoff is nearing record territory after no one won the jackpot on Friday. The pot has reached an estimated $565 million, CNN reports, making it the sixth-largest kitty in Mega Millions history. The winning numbers were 15, 21, 32, 38, 62, and the Mega Ball 8. Two tickets did match five of the numbers, the lottery reported in a news release, taking the second-highest prize. Two tickets sold in California and Florida split $502 million after the Oct. 14 drawing, the last time the Mega Millions jackpot was won. The drawing is Dec. 27. The odds of winning are roughly 1 in 302.5 million.

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