The Mega Millions jackpot is growing just in time for the Holidays.
There was no big winner on Tuesday night, which once again brings the jackpot over the $100 million mark at $102 million. The cash option is $63.9 million. Tuesday’s winning numbers were: 27-45-49-51-52. The Mega Ball was 14.
Tuesday’s drawing marked the 10th straight time that a player failed to hit the jackpot. The last big winner raked in $321 million on November 4. Tuesday’s drawing also failed to produce a million dollar winner. A player can win a cool million if they hit all five winning numbers without hitting the Mega Ball.
The odds of winning the big payday are 1 in 259 million. If a drawing does not produce a jackpot winner, at least $5 million is added to the kitty for the next drawing. Mega Millions runs every Tuesday and Friday night at 11 pm ET.
The largest Mega Millions jackpot ever came on March 30, 2012. Three lucky winners from Kansas, Illinois, and Maryland chopped up $656 million.
Mega Millions is currently played in 45 jurisdictions: 43 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. It still only costs $1 to buy a ticket.
Feeling lucky? Do you plan on purchasing a ticket for Friday’s drawing?