The Mega Millions jackpot is now the second largest in the game’s history and the fifth-largest jackpot the nation has ever seen.
There have been 24 drawings since the last Mega Millions jackpot winner was crowned, and the numbers are in for Tuesday’s drawing. The lottery jackpot was worth an estimated $1.1 billion, with a cash option of $576.8 million.
The winning numbers for last night’s drawing were 7, 13, 14, 15, and 18. The Mega Ball number was 9. The Megaplier was 3X.
There was no jackpot winner for Tuesday night’s numbers.
Thirteen tickets matched all five numbers except for the Mega Ball, making each ticket worth $1 million. Massachusetts and Ohio sold two winning tickets each. Other winners bought their tickets in California, Florida, Kansas, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.
Three tickets matched all five numbers, with the exception of the Mega Ball, and added the Megaplier, making their tickets worth $3 million. Those tickets were bought in Connecticut, Florida, and New York.
In Mega Millions, ticket holders only need to match one number to win a prize. But the number must be the Mega Ball number, which is worth $2.
If there are two numbers matched, contestants will not win anything unless one number is the Mega Ball. A ticket that matches one of the five numbers, as well as matching the Mega Ball number, is worth $4.
The next Mega Millions drawing will be on Friday. The jackpot has risen to an estimated $1.35 billion with a cash option of $707.9 million, according to megamillions.com.
Drawings are held twice weekly at approximately 10 p.m. CT every Tuesday and Friday.
There were six winners of Mega Millions Jackpots in 2022: $421 million on January 28 in California, $126 million on March 8 in New York, $106 million on April 12 in Minnesota, $20 million on April 15 in Tennessee, $1.337 billion on July 29 in Illinois, and $494 million on October 14 in California and Florida.