No winner for Mega Millions lottery drawing, as jackpot nears $1 billion

No one won the grand prize in the Mega Millions lottery drawing Tuesday, boosting the prize for the next draw later this week to nearly $1 billion.

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The winning numbers for the grand prize of $893 million were 24-46-49-62-66 and the Mega Ball number was 7. The Megaplier was 2X.

Four players matched all five white balls, meaning they won $2 million if they chose the Megaplier option.

The next drawing for the lottery will take place on Friday, with the estimated jackpot now sitting at $977 million.

If there is a single winner on Friday, the ticket holder can have the estimated jackpot paid out over 30 years, or receive an estimated $461 million lump sum payment before taxes.

The last jackpot was won on Dec. 8, with two tickets in California splitting $395 million.

Tickets are sold in 45 states; Washington, D.C.; and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Tickets are $2 each in most jurisdictions, but players can add the Megaplier for an additional $1 to multiply their non-jackpot prizes.

Drawings are conducted at 11 p.m. ET on Tuesdays and Fridays.

The odds of winning the Mega Millions grand prize are about 1-in-300 million

Top 10 Mega Millions jackpots

  1. $1.602 billion – Aug. 8, 2023, one ticket in Florida.
  2. $1.537 billion – Oct. 23, 2018, one ticket in South Carolina.
  3. $1.348 billion – Jan. 13, 2023, one ticket in Maine.
  4. $1.337 billion – July 29, 2022, one ticket in Illinois.
  5. $1.050 billion – Jan. 22, 2021, one ticket in Michigan.
  6. $656 million – March 30, 2012, split between three tickets in Kansas, Illinois and Maryland.
  7. $648 million – Dec. 17, 2023, split between two winning tickets in California and Georgia.
  8. $563 million – Drawing Feb. 27, 2024.
  9. $543 million – July 24, 2018, one ticket in California.
  10. $536 million – July 8, 2016, one ticket in Indiana.