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Mega Millions winning numbers drawing yields no jackpot winner; lottery prize grows to $1.02 billion

No ticket matched all the numbers in Tuesday’s Mega Millions drawing, and the jackpot will now exceed the $1 billion mark for the next drawing.

Friday night’s drawing from the multi-state game is listed at $1.02 billion, making it tied for the second-highest jackpot ever in Mega Millions history. It comes with a cash option of 602.5 million

Tuesday night’s draw was the third highest of all time at $830 million, or a cash pick of $487.9 million.

Tuesday’s winning numbers are: 7 – 29 – 60 – 63 – 66 Mega Ball: 15

Even without a big winner, there were a few ticket buyers who will be a little richer after Tuesday’s drawing. Lottery officials say nine tickets were sold that matched five of the six winning numbers — each worth at least $1 million or more.

One of those tickets sold in Ohio with the megaplier option is worth $3 million.

The California Lottery says a ticket sold to Baker with five matching numbers will have a payout of $2.9 million. California uses a pari-mutuel system with payments that differ from those in other states.

The other seven tickets are believed to be worth $1 million each. They were sold in Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, New York and Ohio.

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The jackpot has grown so big because it hasn’t had a winner in three months. Those 29 consecutive draws without anyone matching six numbers allowed the jackpot to gradually grow from its starting point of $20 million in April.

Mega Millions is played every Tuesday and Friday night. In the game’s 20-year history, 221 players have won the Mega Millions jackpot.

SEE ALSO: The biggest lottery jackpots in history

The Top Five Mega Millions Jackpots Won

1. $1.5 billion – South Carolina, October 2018

2. $1 billion – Michigan, January 2021

3. $656 million – Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, March 2012

4. $648 million – California, Georgia, December 2013

5. $543 million – California, July 2018

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SEE ALSO: Why is the Powerball jackpot so high?

Mega Millions is played in 45 states plus the District of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands. The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are 1 in 302.6 million.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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