The Mega Millions jackpot is up to $810 million for Tuesday night’s winning number draw.
The jackpot is the third largest in Mega Millions history and comes with a $470.1 million cash option.
The winning numbers for last Friday’s drawing were: 14, 40, 60, 64, 66 and Mega Ball 16.
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The jackpot got so big because there hasn’t been a winner for three months. Those 28 consecutive draws, with no one matching all six numbers, have allowed the jackpot to grow gradually from its starting point of $20 million in April.
Mega Millions is played every Tuesday and Friday night. In the game’s 20-year history, 221 players have hit the Mega Millions jackpot.
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Top five Mega Millions jackpots won
1. $1.5 billion – South Carolina, October 2018
2. $1 billion – Michigan, January 2021
3. $656 million – Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, March 2012
4. $648 million – California, Georgia, December 2013
5. $543 million – California, July 2018
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Mega Millions is played in 45 states plus the District of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands. The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are 1 in 302.6 million.
The Associated Press contributed to this report
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