Nobody has managed to win Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot as no ticket matched all five white balls and the one golden Mega Ball.
The grand prize for the May 29 draw stood at $336 million, with a cash option of $264 million. The winning numbers were 10, 13, 32, 41 and 51, with the Mega ball being 3. There was also a 2X Megaplier in play, doubling the amount players could win outside the main jackpot.
With no overall winner, the jackpot will rise to $356 million with a cash option of $280.5 million for next Tuesday night’s drawing.
Nobody has managed to win the Mega Millions grand prize winner since the $202 million jackpot was won by a player who bought a ticket in New Jersey in February in the draw for February 11.
But on Friday night there were four winners of the second-place $1 million prize, with two of them playing the Megaplier allowing them to double their money to $2 million.
Meanwhile, 14 tickets sold nationwide which matched four of the five white balls and the Mega Ball for the $10,000 third prize. Of those, one was a Megaplier and managed to double their money to $20,000.
In the smaller prizes, there were over 500 players who won $500 by matching four numbers, 87 of whom won $1,000 using the Megaplier. Additionally, more than 1,400 people won $200 by matching three numbers and the Mega Ball, 306 of whom multiplied their prize to $400 using the Megaplier.
More than 32,000 players won $10 by either matching three numbers or two numbers and the Mega Ball and over 6,000 of these players won $20 using the Megaplier.
There are nine ways to win a prize, ranging from $2 to the jackpot, which increases with each draw that it is not won. The overall odds of winning a prize in the Mega Millions lottery are 1 in 24, however, the odds of winning $2 are 1 in 37 while the odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 302,575,350.
A player will win if the numbers on one row of their ticket match the numbers of the balls drawn. Tickets cost $2 per play with the option of adding the Megaplier to a ticket for an additional $1 per play.
The Mega Millions lottery is played in 45 states, Washington, D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
For payment, money that is won can either come as an annuity, one immediate payment followed by 29 annual payments rising by five percent each payment, or cash, which is described online as a “one-time, lump-sum payment that is equal to all the cash in the jackpot prize pool.”
The next Mega Millions draw is scheduled for June 2 and will offer the 15th largest prize in the lottery’s history. The $356 million jackpot is the game’s largest since last December.
However there have been more than 14.7 million winning tickets since the last big payout in February, including 27 worth $1 million or more, according to the Mega Millions website.