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Mega Millions jackpot is $1.35 billion for Friday the 13th drawing

Mega Millions jackpot is $1.35 billion for Friday the 13th drawing

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Friday the 13th could be a very lucky day for a Mega Millions player. The jackpot has increased to an estimated $1.35 billion after no one matched all six numbers drawn Tuesday. The jackpot’s cash value is now $707.9 million.

It someone matches all the number in next drawing Friday, it would be the second largest Mega Millions jackpot ever won, according to the Mega Millions website. The jackpot was last won Oct. 14.

The jackpot is now higher than when an Oakland County lottery club purchased a ticket in Novi in 2021 that won a jackpot worth $1.05 billion.

Here’s what you need to know before the next drawing.

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When is the next Mega Millions drawing?

The next Mega Millions drawing is Friday, Jan. 13. Drawings are held at 11 p.m. every Tuesday and Friday.

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How late can you buy a Mega Millions ticket?

In Michigan, in-store and online ticket sales are available until 10:45 p.m. on the night of the draw.

Mega Millions costs $2 to play.

 

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What’s the Megaplier?

The Megaplier feature increases non-jackpot prizes by two, three, four or five times. It costs an extra $1 per play. The Megaplier is drawn on Tuesday and Friday before the Mega Millions drawing. The pool includes 15 balls. Five are marked with 2X, six with 3X, three with 4X and one with 5X.

What are the Mega Millions prizes?

  • Match 5 White Balls + Mega Ball: Jackpot
  • Match 5 White Balls: $1 million
  • Match 4 White Balls + Mega Ball: $10,000
  • Match 4 White Balls: $500
  • Match 3 White Balls + Mega Ball: $200
  • Match 3 White Balls: $10
  • Match 2 White Balls + Mega Ball: $10
  • Match 1 White Ball + Mega Ball: $4
  • Match Mega Ball: $2
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What are the odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot?

The odds of matching the five white balls and Mega Ball to win the Mega Millions jackpot are 1 in 302,575,350.

 

How do I find the winning Mega Millions numbers?

The Mega Millions winning numbers will be posted on both the Mega Millions and Michigan Lottery websites.

 

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What happens if you win the jackpot?

A jackpot winner has the option of taking an annuity or cash payment.

The annuity is paid out as one immediate payment followed by 29 annual payments, according to the Mega Millions website. Each payment is 5% bigger than the previous one.

“This helps protect winners’ lifestyle and purchasing power in periods of inflation,” according to the Mega Millions website.

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The cash option is a one-time, lump-sum payment that is equal to all the cash in the Mega Millions jackpot prize pool.

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If two or more people win the jackpot in the same drawing, the money is shared equally among all winning tickets.

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