Mega Millions had 6.1 million winning tickets as of Tuesday, 16 millionaires
There was no new billionaire from Tuesday night’s Mega Millions lottery, but there were plenty of people who won at least some kind of money from the $1.1 billion draw. This includes 16 tickets that have each won at least $1 million.
The Mega Millions jackpot for 1/13/23 has now grown to a whopping $1.35 billion, which is the second largest jackpot in the game’s history. The next draw is on Friday at 11pm ET.
Here are the winning numbers from Tuesday night’s draw (10/01/23).
- The first five: 07-13-14-15-18
- Megaball: 09
- Mega Tongs: 3x
There was no grand prize winner Tuesday, but 16 tickets were sold, corresponding to the first five white balls, and minus the gold Mega Ball, for the game’s second prize. Three of these tickets, each sold in Connecticut, Florida, and New York, are each worth $3 million because they bought the Mega Plier for an additional $1 each.
The other 13 second prize tickets are each worth $1 million because they didn’t purchase the Mega Plier. They were sold in: California, Florida, Kansas, Massachusetts (2), Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio (2), Oregon, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
Additionally, 215 tickets were sold nationwide on Tuesday, matching four of the five white balls plus the Mega Ball for the $10,000 third prize. Forty-one of them bought the Mega Plier for an additional $1, making their third prize worth $30,000 each.
In all, there were 6,154,167 winning tickets redeemed at all prize levels from $2 million to $3 million.
The jackpot for Friday January 13, 2023 is now $1.35 billion with a cash option value of $707.9 million. The biggest jackpot in the game’s history was $1.537 billion for a ticket sold in South Carolina for the October 23, 2018 drawing. If no one wins that Friday, the new jackpot will likely become the game’s highest prize ever.
While it may be fun to splurge on tickets for the upcoming drawing, one Ohio lottery official warns about playing within your budget. The Mega Millions website also reminds those who are allocated extra funds from their draws.
“The jackpot is rolled again, keeping everyone who follows Mega Millions excited for another draw,” said Ohio Lottery Director Pat McDonald, the national executive director of the Mega Millions syndicate. “Now at $1.35 billion, the Mega Millions jackpot is growing and making history as the second highest Mega Millions jackpot of all time. Our member lotteries raise funds for many good causes, from education to conservation programs. We are proud to support this effort.”
Here are the top 10 Mega Millions jackpots to date:
- $1.537 billion 10/23/2018 1-SC
- $1.35 billion – CURRENT JACKPOT
- $1.337B 07/29/2022 1-CA, 1-FL
- $1.05B 01/22/2021 1-WED
- $656 million March 30, 2012 1-IL, 1-KS, 1-MD
- $648 million 12/17/2013 1-CA, 1-GA
- $543 million 7/24/2018 1-CA
- $536 million 7/8/2016 1-IN
- $533 million 3/30/2018 1-NJ
- $522 million 6/7/2019 1-CA
Here are the Mega Millions jackpots won in 2022:
- 10/14/2022 – $502 million
- 07/29/2022 – $1.337 billion
- 04/15/2022 – $20 million
- 04/12/2022 – $106 million (Minnesota)
- 03/08/2022 – $126 million (New York)
- 01/28/2022 – $421 million
Mega Millions is a multi-state lottery that takes place every Tuesday and Friday night and is one of America’s two largest jackpot lottery games. Mega Millions jackpots start at $20 million and other prizes pay out with a megaplier ranging from $1 million to $2 million or more. Tickets cost $2 per line and the odds of winning with a $2 Mega Millions ticket are one in 303 million. For more information about Mega Millions or to check your past numbers, visit the website.
Powerball is the other multi-state lottery and also starts at $20 million. Its draws take place on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday evenings just after 11pm ET. Here is the Powerball website for more information or to check previous winning numbers.
https://www.newsweek.com/mega-millions-had-61-million-winning-tickets-16-millionaires-tuesday-1773154 Mega Millions had 6.1 million winning tickets as of Tuesday, 16 millionaires