Mega Millions Jackpot Surpasses $1.1 Billion as No Winner Emerges

How to Play Mega Millions Jackpot
No winner for Mega Millions as jackpot for next drawing now over $1.1 billion

Winning numbers were drawn for Friday’s $977 million Mega Millions jackpot but no winner was declared and the estimated jackpot for the next drawing on Tuesday is now over $1.1 billion.

The numbers drawn Friday night were: 3, 8, 31, 35 and 44 and gold Mega Ball 16.

There have been 30 consecutive drawing without a jackpot winner. The last jackpot was won on Dec. 8.

The jackpot prize had a cash value of $467 million which can be offered as a one-time lump sum payment or an immediate payment followed by 29 annual payments but with no winner declared on Friday, this number is expected to rise significantly.

The odds of winning the jackpot is 1 in 302,575,350, according to Mega Millions.

Mega Millions is played in 45 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Tickets are $2 for one play.

The largest Mega Millions jackpot prize ever won was $1.6 billion prize won on Aug. 8, 2023.

How to Play Mega Millions Jackpot

To participate, players can purchase tickets for $2 each, selecting six numbers from separate pools. Five of these numbers are chosen from a pool ranging from 1 to 70, while the sixth number, known as the Mega Ball, is selected from a pool of numbers ranging from 1 to 25. In some states, players have the option to pay extra for additional features that can enhance payouts or provide extra sets of numbers.

While players have the option to choose their own numbers, many opt for the quick pick method, where a computer generates random numbers on their behalf.

Drawings for Mega Millions Jackpot take place twice a week, on Tuesdays and Fridays at 11 p.m. EDT, broadcast from a television studio in Atlanta. The results are promptly posted on the game’s website.

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