Mega Millions Win

Mega Millions Jackpot Ticks Up To Over $1 Billion

Mega Millions Win
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The Mega Millions jackpot climbed to an estimated $1.05 billion Friday night, only the fifth time in the history of the game that the grand prize has reached the billions mark.

No one managed to match all six numbers for Friday’s estimated $940 million jackpot. The numbers drawn were: 5, 10, 28, 52, and 63, and the gold ball was 18.

There have been 29 straight draws without a Mega Millions jackpot winner since the last grand prize ticket on April 18.

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The $1.05 billion prize up for grabs in the next drawing Tuesday night would be for a sole winner choosing to be paid through an annuity, with annual payments over 30 years. Jackpot winners almost always opt for a lump sum payment, which would be an estimated $527.9 million for Tuesday’s drawing.

The potential jackpot is the fourth-largest in the game and the fifth over $1 billion, Mega Millions said in a statement early Saturday.

Although there were no jackpot winners, one ticket in Pennsylvania was worth $5 million and another in the state connected for $1 million. There also were $1 million winners in Arizona, California and New York, Mega Millions said.

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