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The Mega Millions jackpot grows to $1.1 billion after no jackpot is won

The Mega Millions jackpot grows to $1.1 billion after no jackpot is won

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The Mega Millions jackpot has risen to an estimated $1.1 billion after no tickets matched the winning numbers in Friday night's drawing.

The winning numbers drawn on Friday night were 3, 8, 31, 35 and 44 with a Mega Ball worth 16. The Megaplier was 3X.

While no one won the estimated $977 million jackpot on Friday night, five players — in California, Florida, Illinois, Nebraska and Texas — matched all five white balls to win $1 million, and one player in Virginia matched all five white balls and a Megaplier to win $3. million.

The next Mega Millions drawing will be held on Tuesday where players will try to win the estimated $1.1 billion jackpot, which carries a cash option of $525.8 million.

Winners typically choose the cash prize over Mega Millions annuities paid as one instant payment followed by 29 annual payments.

The Mega Millions jackpot has risen to an estimated $1.1 billion after no tickets matched the winning numbers in Friday night's drawing. AP

The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 302,575,350, depending on the game.

The Mega Millions jackpot was last won in December. 8, when two winners in California matched all six numbers to claim the $395 million prize.

A jackpot of $1.602 billion has been won In Florida on August 8 November 2023. This jackpot is the largest lottery in the world won on a single ticket.

The next Mega Millions drawing will be held on Tuesday where players will try to win the estimated $1.1 billion jackpot, which carries a cash option of $525.8 million.
The next Mega Millions drawing will be held on Tuesday where players will try to win the estimated $1.1 billion jackpot, which carries a cash option of $525.8 million. MegaMillions.com

The current jackpot of $1.1 billion is the fifth-largest the game has ever offered.

Mega Millions is played in 45 states plus Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Deadline to purchase a ticket is 9:45pm on drawing nights.

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