Mega Millions jackpot has reached $790 million after no lottery ticket matched it Win six numbers Drawn Friday night.
The winning numbers were the white balls 14, 40, 60, 64 and 66 and the golden mega ball 16, according to the Lottery website.
After no one won Friday night’s $630 million prize, which translates to approximately $388 million in cash, lottery players have a chance to win a bigger cash prize next Tuesday’s draw.
The estimated cash prize for the $790 million jackpot is approximately $464.4 million, according to Mega Millions press release.
“Only three lottery jackpots have been won — in any game — at a level higher than next Tuesday’s estimated prize of $790 million,” they said in a statement.
Two of those wins were Mega Millions jackpots in excess of $1 billion. One worth $1.050 billion was won in Michigan last January, and another worth $1.537 billion was won in South Carolina in October 2018. However, the current world record lottery prize is a $1.586 billion Powerball jackpot won in January 2016, according to Mega Millions.
Millions of people still won money in Friday night’s drawing – a total of 3,428,412 winning tickets across all prize tiers, according to Mega Millions.
Four of these winners drew the first five numbers and landed the second prize of the game. Three of the prizes are worth $3 million each as they include the optional Megaplier, which triples the amount won on Friday night. The fourth winner received a prize of $1 million.
The $3 million winning tickets were sold in New Jersey, New York and Delaware, which the lottery says is the largest Mega Millions prize ever won in that state. The $1 million version was sold in Virginia.
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/mega-millions-jackpot-reaches-790-million-rcna39693 Mega Millions jackpot reaches $790 million