No winning tickets were soldso the pot of gold in the game’s Friday night draw is says Mega Millions.
The $1.35 billion will be the second-largest Mega Millions grand prize ever, and could get even bigger as more people gobble up tickets for Friday’s draw.
Friday night’s cash option will be at least an estimated $707.9 million.
Players want the day, which is not usually associated with good luck, to turn upside down. A Mega Millions insider points out that Friday will be his Friday the 13th.
The winning numbers for Tuesday night’s draw were 7, 13, 14, 15 and 18, with 9 for the Mega Ball.
The only Mega Millions Jackpot that exceeded Friday’s estimated prize was $1.537 billion won in South Carolina on October 23, 2018.
1 winning Powerball ticket sold in the Los Angeles metropolitan area in November, the largest in lottery history. The winner has not yet been identified.
There have been 25 draws since the last jackpot was won on October 14th. One of which was his $502 million, split between the winning ticket holders in California and Florida.
$1.35 billion goes to winners who choose the annuity option. 29 annual installments. But winners almost always choose the cash option.
Federal taxes are collected, and state taxes are also collected depending on where the winner lives.
Also, if multiple winning tickets are sold, the jackpot will be split.
The odds of winning the Mega Millions Jackpot are 1 in 302.6 million.
Mega Millions is played in 45 states, as well as Washington DC and the US Virgin Islands.
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