RELEASE DATE: 1/15/2022
Mega Millions® is building momentum! The game’s largest jackpot since September will be offered on Tuesday, January 18, after no ticket matched all six numbers drawn Friday night – the white balls 5, 8, 13, 22 and 48, plus the gold Mega Ball 25. Tuesday’s estimated jackpot is $347 million ($239.4 million cash).
While the jackpot rolls, the January 14 drawing produced 859,432 winning tickets at all other prize levels. Three tickets matched the five white balls to win $1 million each; one was sold in Minnesota and two in New Jersey. Thirty-two tickets matched four white balls plus the Mega Ball to win the game’s third prize. Ten of those tickets are worth $20,000 each because they included the optional Megaplier (a $1 extra purchase available in most states), which was 2X Friday night. The other 22 third-prize tickets win $10,000 each.
The jackpot has been rolling since it was won in Arizona on October 22. That was the last of six jackpots awarded in 2021, ranging from $55 million to a whopping $1.05 billion. See the complete history of Mega Millions jackpots.
Since October 22, there have been more than 12.3 million winning tickets at all prize levels, including 28 worth $1 million or more. Those big second-tier prizes have been won in 14 different states across the country: California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.
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