The Mega Millions' lottery jackpot is now $1.05 billion after no ticket matched all six numbers drawn Friday night.
If there is a grand-prize winner in Tuesdays's drawing, that player can choose to receive the $1.05 billion jackpot in installments or a lump-sum cash payment of $527.9 million, Mega Millions said
The winning numbers drawn Friday night were 52, 28, 5, 63, and 10 with a Mega ball of 18. The Megaplier was 5X.
The jackpot is now the fourth-largest Mega Millions prize to date.
The $1.05 billion prize follows a $1.08 billion Powerball prize won by a player July 19 in Los Angeles. California lottery officials haven’t announced a winner for that jackpot, the sixth-largest in U.S. history.
The largest U.S. jackpot was a $2.04 billion Powerball prize won in November 2022.
The last time a massive Mega Millions jackpot was claimed was on April 14, when a winning ticket in New York matched all six numbers to win the grand prize of $483 million or a lump-sum prize of $256.9 million.
The jackpot was won again a few days later on April 18 for $20 million and has continued to rise since then.
The odds of winning the grand prize are 1 in 302,575,350.
Mega Millions jackpot wins in 2023:
- $1.35 billion — Jan. 13; Maine.
- $20 million — Jan. 17; New York.
- $31 million — Jan. 24; Massachusetts.
- $31 million — Jan. 31; Massachusetts.
- $483 million — April 14; New York.
- $20 million — April 18; New York.
Mega Millions tickets are $2 per play and an additional dollar for the Megaplier option. Tickets are sold in 45 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The deadline for purchasing a ticket is 9:45 p.m. on draw nights.