The Mega Millions jackpot has climbed to a whopping $180 million after no one matched all six numbers during Tuesday night's drawing. The numbers were 11, 37, 46, 64, and 68 with a Mega Ball of 15.
According to Megamillions.com, the last time the Mega Millions jackpot was won was on August 22 when a California player matched all six numbers to take home the $180 million.
While no one managed to win the jackpot, there were five Match 5 winners for the October 14 drawing; one each in California, Missouri and Washington and two in New York. The Match 5 is won when a person matches five numbers but not the Mega Ball. The prize for matching five numbers is $1 million.
The next drawing will take place on Friday, October 17. If a lucky player manages to match all six numbers, they will have the opportunity to take the cash option of $110 million. If they choose not to take the cash option, they will have the choice to take the annuity option.
Mega Millions tickets are sold in 43 states plus the District of Columbia and the U. S. Virgin Islands.
Tickets cost $1 each, and drawings take place on Tuesday and Friday nights.