Mega Millions: No winner as jackpot climbs to $1.55 billion, setting potential record

The Mega Millions jackpot has risen to an estimated $1.55 billion after there was no big winner in Friday night’s drawing.

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The numbers drawn Friday were 11-30-45-52-56 and the Megaball was 20. The multiplier was 2X.

“The next Mega Millions drawing on Tuesday will flirt with the game’s record jackpot of $1.537 billion, won in South Carolina on October 23, 2018,” Mega Millions said in a news release.

In Friday’s drawing, there were 5,331,114 winning tickets at all prize levels, lottery officials said. Nine tickets matched all five white balls for the second-tier prize. Two are worth $2 million because they included the Megaplier and were sold in Michigan and Tennessee.

Another Match 5-winning ticket sold in Tennessee was worth $1 million. Six other tickets worth $1 million were sold in Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, Oklahoma, and Texas, according to Mega Millions.

Lottery officials said 128 tickets matched four white balls plus the Mega Ball for the third-tier prize. Twenty-four of those are worth $20,000 since it they included the Megaplier. The others are worth $10,000 each.

“It’s exciting to watch Mega Millions grow,” said Georgia Lottery President and CEO Gretchen Corbin, lead director of the Mega Millions Consortium in the news release. “As the jackpot climbs ever higher, we thank our players and retailers for their support, which benefits the many good causes funded by our participating lotteries.”

The next drawing is Tuesday.

No one has won the Mega Millions big prize since April 18, when a $20 million jackpot was won on a ticket sold in Syracuse, New York. Tickets are sold in 45 states, Washington D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands for $2 each.

Mega Millions is the only lottery game that has awarded four jackpots topping $1 billion, according to the promotion’s website. The jackpot rose into 10-digit figures one time each in 2018, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

Here are the top 10 Mega Millions jackpots

  • $1.55 billion (estimated) -- Aug. 8, 2023
  • $1.537 billion -- Oct. 23, 2018 (One ticket from South Carolina)
  • $1.348 billion -- Jan. 13, 2023 (One ticket from Maine)
  • $1.337 billion -- July 29, 2022 (One ticket from Illinois)
  • $1.050 billion -- Jan. 22, 2021 (One ticket from Michigan)
  • $656 million -- March 30, 2012 (One ticket each from Kansas, Illinois, Maryland)
  • $648 million -- Dec. 17. 2013 (One ticket each from California and Georgia)
  • $543 million -- July 24, 2018 (One ticket from California)
  • $536 million -- July 8, 2016 (One ticket from Indiana)
  • $533 million -- March 30, 2018 (One ticket from New Jersey)