RELEASE DATE: 12/23/2017
The fourteenth largest jackpot in the 15 year history of Mega Millions will be up for grabs the day after Christmas. After no ticket matched all six numbers drawn Friday night – the white balls 1, 20, 30, 33 and 42, plus the gold Mega Ball 16 – the jackpot rolls to an estimated $277 million ($172 million cash) for the next drawing on Tuesday, December 26.
That would be the fifth largest Mega Millions jackpot of the past four years, since the near-record $648 million prize won on December 17, 2013.
One ticket, sold in California, matched the five white balls to win the game’s second prize in the December 22 drawing.
The jackpot has been rolling since it was last won at $42 million on October 13; that prize was shared by winners in Michigan and Rhode Island. Earlier 2017 jackpots were won in New York ($105 million on September 22), Illinois ($393 million on August 11), Arkansas ($177 million on March 31) and California ($191 million on January 27 and $61 million on April 28).
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