The anticipated $119 million Mega Millions jackpot for Friday’s lottery drawing now includes a cash option worth $59.1 million. These were the lucky numbers: 2, 20, 47, 55, and 59. The Mega Ball drawn had a 2X Megaplier and had the number 19.
Although no one nationwide won Tuesday’s $87 million jackpot, seven second-prize tickets were sold that matched five numbers but not the Mega Ball. A ticket purchased in Texas is for $3 million, two tickets bought in New York are worth $2 million, and one ticket each was sold in Florida, Georgia, Ohio, and West Virginia for $1 million.
The winning numbers on Tuesday were 5, 9, 15, 16, and 17. The Mega Ball drawn had a Megaplier of 3X and was 25.
302,575,350 to 1 are the chances of a $2 ticket having all the winning numbers on it. Players have a 1 in 12,607,306 chance of winning at least $1 million with a ticket that matches five numbers but not the Mega Ball.
Tuesday and Friday are designated as Mega Millions drawing days in 45 states, as well as Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The estimated amount of Saturday’s Powerball jackpot as of Friday morning was $1.5 billion, making it potentially the third-largest in American lottery history. At least $745.9 million is invested in the cash option.