Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot will increase to $226 million ($132 million cash option) after there was no winner earlier this week.
Tonight’s drawing will take place at 11 p.m. EST. Sales cut-off times vary by one to two hours before the drawings, depending on the selling jurisdiction.
For those feeling lucky, we will have the live results of the Mega Millions numbers for 12/7/18.
Mega ball: 13
Mega Millions is a multistate lottery and one of America’s two biggest lottery jackpot games. Jackpots start at $40 million and other prizes pay from $1 million to $2 million or more with a Megaplier.
The odds of winning with a $2 Mega Millions ticket are one in 303 million.
Tuesday’s jackpot was valued at $208 million (cash option $119 million). Here are the results from the last Mega Millions drawing:
Mega ball: 4
In October, a ticket purchased in South Carolina matched the winning numbers of 5-28-62-65-70, as well as the Mega Ball number of 5, claiming the record $1.537 billion jackpot, according to an official Mega Millions press release.
There were several other big winners who fell one number short of the jackpot as well. According to the Mega Millions website, there was a total of 36 second-prize winners, valued at $1 million on Oct. 23.
“Eight were in California, four each in Florida and New York, two each in Massachusetts, Michigan, North Carolina, New Jersey and Virginia, and one each in Arizona, the District of Columbia, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin,” according to the Mega Millions website.
The $1 million tickets would have matched all five white balls but not the gold Mega Ball.
The previous record Mega Millions jackpot of $656 million on March 30, 2012, was shared by winners in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland, while a $648 million jackpot was won in California and Georgia on December 17, 2013.
The top Mega Millions jackpots to date:
$1.537 billion on 10/23/18, 1-SC
$656 million on 3/30/2012, 3-IL, KS, MD
$648 million on 12/17/2013, 2-CA, GA
$543 million on 7/24/2018, 1-CA
$536 million on 7/8/2016, 1-IN
$533 million on 3/30/2018, 1-NJ
$451 million on 1/5/2018, 1-FL
$414 million on 3/18/2014, 2-FL, MD
$393 million on 8/11/2017, 1-IL
$390 million on 3/6/2007, 2-GA, NJ