Mega Millions Jackpot Reaches Over $200 Million

Mega Millions Jackpot Reaches Over $200 Million

The Mega Millions jackpot has increased to an estimated $208 million for Friday’s drawing. This is the second time that the jackpot has reached past the $200 million mark in 2017, and comes as a result of seventeen consecutive draws without a top prize winner.

What were the Mega Millions numbers for Tuesday December 12th? 

The Mega Millions numbers for Tuesday were 8, 23, 24, 25, 27 and the Mega Ball number was 9. If you opted for the Megaplier, the number drawn was 2. There were 598,445 winning ticket holders in the drawing and prizes ranged from $2 for matching just the Mega Ball to the Match 5 prize of $1 million. 

A Florida player was the sole recipient of the Match 5 award in Tuesday’s drawing, but the name of the store at which they played is yet to be announced.  A further thirty-five players won the Match 4 plus Mega Ball prize of $10,000 and you can find more information about payouts on the Numbers page.

Mega Millions Winners

The Mega Millions jackpot was last won on October 13th by two ticket holders; Kevin and Stephanie Blake of Waterford, Michigan split the $42 million jackpot with a father and son from Providence, Rhode Island. 

In 2017, there have been six Mega Millions jackpot winners so far, with the biggest sum standing at $393 million. Patricia Busking of Palos Heights, Illinois banked that sum in the drawing on August 11th. The second largest jackpot was $191 million, won on January 27th and claimed by Jack Freney, who purchased his ticket at the Primm Valley Lotto Store in Nipton, California. 

The Mega Millions jackpot has not been won in December since 2013, when Steve Tran of California and Ira Curry of Georgia shared the grand prize of $648 million. The win is still the second largest jackpot in the history of the game, and you can find out more about the biggest Mega Millions winners, including the states in which they played, at the dedicated page.

Friday’s Mega Millions Jackpot 

The jackpot for Friday is an estimated $208 million and, if it is won, it will certainly make someone’s holidays extra special with a Christmas to remember. You can pick up a ticket ahead of the drawing at any authorized retailer or choose your numbers online. For more information, visit the How to Play page. 

Check your numbers online after the drawing on the Mega Millions Numbers page. Good luck! 

Page Last Updated: 14/12/2017 09:48:14