There were no grand prize winners in Tuesday’s Mega Millions drawing and the jackpot is now worth $1.35 billion. Yes, that’s billion with a ‘b.”
The drawing for the Mega Millions lottery takes place Friday night at 11 p.m. Friday the 13h could be a very lucky day for someone.
The jackpot hasn’t been won since Oct. 14, 2022, and will keep growing until a ticket holder matches all six numbers drawn.
According to lottery officials, Friday’s jackpot of $1.35 billion is the second largest in history.
A South Carolina lottery player holds the record for winning the largest Mega Millions prize. That jackpot reached $1.537 billion on Oct. 23, 2018.
It costs $2 to buy a Mega Millions ticket. Players pick six numbers from two two separate pools of numbers. The first five numbers (white balls) may be any number from 1 to 70. The sixth number (gold Mega Ball) may be any number from 1 to 25. There are nine ways to win a prize in Mega Millions ranging from the jackpot down to $2.
The Mega Millions jackpot is $1.35 BILLION! That’s a lotta lotta money. Pick up your tickets for tonight’s drawing. Please play responsibly. pic.twitter.com/ry73kelCW0
— Maryland Lottery (@MDLottery) January 13, 2023