The Mega Millions lottery drawing on Friday, September 2nd, had a jackpot worth $169 million and it came with a cash option of about $93.2 million.
Jackpot rolls over
The winning numbers that were drawn for the Mega Millions draw on Friday were 39, 40, 52, 60 and 67. 20 was the Mega Ball and 2X was the Megaplier.
However, Friday night’s drawing did not have any grand prize winner, which means that it will now roll over to the next draw.
The next Mega Millions drawing is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, September 6th. The jackpot that has now rolled over will be around $191 million for this drawing.
It will also come with a cash option of about $105.3 million. There are 45 states in the US where people can play the Mega Millions lottery, as well as the US Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia.
While there may not have been a jackpot winner for Friday night’s Mega Millions draw, there were other prizes that were given out.
There was one player who managed to become an instant millionaire, as they were able to hit the Match 5.
The ticket holder won $1 million and was from New York. They could have doubled their winnings to $2 million had they opted for the 2X Megaplier.
Other than the lone millionaire, there were some smaller prizes that were also paid out in Friday night’s Mega Millions draw.
There were 12 players who were able to hit the Match 4, along with the gold Mega Ball, which means that each of them won $10,000.
But, there was only 1 of these 12 players who opted to play the 2X Megaplier, so they were able to see their winnings double to $20,000.
The other winnings in the Mega Millions draw were between $2 and $1,000.
This latest draw comes after the massive $1.34 billion jackpot that had been won in the Mega Millions draw on July 29th still remains unclaimed.
The cash option of the huge prize is around 780.5 million and the ticket had been purchased in Des Plaines, Illinois.
While winners have a time of 12 months for claiming the prize, they have less time to decide whether they want to go for an annuity or choose the lump sum option.
Winners are given 60 days after the date of the draw to make this decision, which means that the lucky ticket holder has till the end of this month to come forward, or else they will have to accept the annuity option.
Players who receive the annuity only receive one payment immediately and are then given 29 annual payments, with each increasing by 5%.