The Mega Millions lottery draw was conducted on Friday, December 2nd, 2022 which had a jackpot of $333 million and it featured a cash option of about $175.8 million.
No winners for jackpot
The winning numbers that were chosen in the Mega Millions lottery draw on Friday night were 01, 21, 36, 46 and 52, while 16 was the gold Mega Ball and 3X was the Megaplier.
Unfortunately, there were no participants who were able to match all the numbers required to win the impressive jackpot, which means it will now roll over to the next drawing of the Mega Millions lottery.
The next Mega Millions Lottery draw is scheduled to be held on Tuesday, December 6th, 2022 and it will have a jackpot of about $354 million.
Not only did the Mega Millions lottery drawing on Friday night not have any grand prize winners, but there were also no instant millionaires.
This means that none of the players were able to hit the Match 5 that would have allowed them to win a prize of $1 million. If they would have bought the Megaplier as well, then their winnings would have increased to $3 million.
While there were no instant millionaires, there were others who did win small prizes on Friday night in the Mega Millions lottery draw.
There were a total of 23 players who were able to hit the Match 4 and also the gold Mega Ball, which allowed them to win a prize of $10,000 each.
There was also one player who managed to hit the Match 4, the gold Mega Ball and also bought the Megaplier in the draw, which saw their winnings increase to $30,000.
The other prizes that were won in the Mega Millions lottery drawing on Friday night were between $2 and $1,500.
Those who win the jackpot in the Mega Millions lottery have the option of getting their prize in the form of a lump sum, which is a one-time payment, or they can opt for an annuity.
The latter means that they will get one payment immediately and the rest of the amount is paid out in 29 annual payments that increase by 5% each year.
The drawings for the Mega Millions lottery game are conducted two times in a week, every Tuesday and Friday night.
The Mega Millions lottery draw is available for participation in 45 states, the Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia.