DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Mega Millions prize has risen again to an estimated $1.35 billion after the lottery’s latest giant jackpot winner was not revealed.
The numbers drawn late Tuesday night were: 7, 13, 14, 15, 18 and the gold Mega Ball 9.
The new Friday night jackpot drawing will mark another milestone in the game, Mega Millions said in a statement early Wednesday.
“The Mega Millions jackpot is now $1.35 billion and growing, making history as the second-largest Mega Millions jackpot,” Pat McDonald, director of the Ohio State Lottery and lead director of the Mega Millions Consortium, said in a statement.
The only Mega Millions jackpot bigger than Friday’s prize is the $1.53 billion won in South Carolina in 2018, according to Mega Millions.
The largest US jackpot to date was the $2.04 billion Powerball won by a single ticket in California in November.
The estimated $1.35 billion jackpot in the next drawing will be distributed only to winners who choose an annuity paid over 29 years. Almost all of the top prize winners go for cash payouts, which according to Friday night’s drawing total $707.9 million.
There have been 25 draws in the three months since the last time a player matched all six numbers and hit the jackpot.
Mega Millions is played in 45 states as well as Washington, DC and the US Virgin Islands.
The new Mega Millions jackpot of $1.35 billion is the second largest in the game
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