Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Mega Millions Jackpot Reaches $640 Million With No Winner in Tuesday’s Draw

(CNN) — There was no winner in Tuesday night’s $565 million Mega Millions jackpot drawing, and that means some lucky ticket buyer has a chance to take home an estimated $640 million ($328 million cash) in the final 2022 Mega Millions drawing.

The jackpot overturned because no one picked all six numbers from Tuesday’s draw: the white balls 9, 13, 36, 59 and 61, as well as the gold Mega Ball number 11. The last draw of the year will be held on Friday at 11am. PM ET.

The lottery’s website said the jackpot would be the largest Mega Millions jackpot ever offered in the final week of any year “and could bring great joy to anyone celebrating the New Year.”

The lottery said the Mega Millions jackpot has exceeded $600 million only five times in its more than 20-year history.

The last time this happened was on July 29 when a corporation bought a ticket in Illinois to win $1.3 billion (or $780 million in cash).

It was the second largest Mega Millions jackpot ever won. The largest was $1.5 billion, claimed by a South Carolina ticket buyer in the October 23, 2018 drawing.

Jackpot winners can collect their money in two ways: a lump sum cash payment or the annuity option, which offers an initial payment followed by 29 annual payments.

Mega Millions is played in 45 states, the District of Columbia, and the US Virgin Islands. The lottery says the odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 302,575,350.

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