The Mega Millions jackpot is up to $810 million for Tuesday night’s winning numbers drawing.
The jackpot is the third largest in Mega Millions history and comes with a cash option of $470.1 million.
The winning numbers for last Friday’s drawing were: 14, 40, 60, 64, 66, and Mega Ball 16.
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The jackpot has grown so large because there hasn’t been a winner in three months. Those 28 consecutive drawings without anyone matching all six numbers has allowed the jackpot to gradually grow from its $20 million starting point in April.
Mega Millions is played every Tuesday and Friday night, In the 20-year history of the game, 221 players have scooped 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 U.S. Virgin Islands. Odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot is 1 in 302.6 million.
The Associated Press contributed t this report
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