Mega Millions swelled to $173 million on Friday night’s draw, yet no player matched all five winning numbers of 9, 23, 27, 49, 51 plus the Mega Ball 38.
This was the eighteenth Mega Millions draw in succession without a top prize winner, and tomorrow’s jackpot is projected to reach a whopping $189 million, which currently stands as the biggest lottery prize available to play for this week.
If there’s still no jackpot winner tomorrow night then we could well see Friday’s draw with a staggering $200+ million windfall up for grabs, which will surely leave many lottery fans hot under the collar.
Meanwhile, life in the Golden State just got a little shinier for one lucky Californian, who managed to match five main Mega Millions numbers to win $259,368 under state pari-mutuel law, where the prize depends on ticket sales and the number of winners in each category. Twelve winners of the Match 5 in other states each scooped $250,000 each.
None of the 16.9 million tickets sold seized the $60 million Powerball bonanza on Saturday, bringing this Wednesday’s rollover up to an estimated $70 million. Fortune favored one lucky player who matched all five main numbers 14, 47, 52, 53 and 54 to pocket $1 million.
Recent lottery wins have shattered existing records with the top five US jackpots of all time having been won since March 2012. This is no doubt due to Powerball game changes which have accelerated rollover totals, and with Mega Millions modifying its own lottery from October, we’re surely set to see some astronomical amounts stacking up over the next year.
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