The latest Mega Millions lottery drawing took place on Friday, January 20th, 2023 had a jackpot of $20 million and it came with a cash value of $10.6 million.
The winning numbers that were drawn in the Mega Millions drawing on Friday night were 20, 29, 31, 64 and 66, while 17 was the gold Mega Ball and 4X was the Megaplier.
Unfortunately, none of the players were able to match the numbers in Friday night’s drawing, which means that the jackpot will roll over to the next drawing.
The next drawing of the Mega Millions lottery will be conducted on Tuesday, January 24th, 2023 and it will now have a jackpot of $31 million that will have a cash option of $16.5 million.
While there may not have been any winner for the jackpot in Tuesday night’s drawing, there were other players who managed to win prizes.
There was one instant millionaire in Tuesday night’s Mega Millions lottery draw. One of the players was able to match all five numbers in the draw and had also bought the Megaplier option.
Therefore, the player from Tennessee was able to increase their prize from $1 million to a whopping $4 million.
Apart from the instant millionaire, there were also 17 players who were able to hit the Match 4 and also the gold Mega Ball, so they were able to win a prize of $10,000 each.
There were also three more players who not only hit the Match 4 and the gold Mega Ball, but had also bought the Megaplier option.
Thus, they ended up increasing their prize from $10,000 to $40,000 each. The remaining prizes won in Tuesday night’s Mega Millions lottery draw were between $2 and $2,000.
There were a total of 470,000 tickets sold in Mega Millions lottery draw that were able to win prizes at different levels.
The latest Mega Millions lottery draw comes after two victories in the last two draws of the game, both by single ticket holders.
The jackpot in the Mega Millions lottery draw on Tuesday, January 17th, 2023 was $20 million and a single ticket-holder from New York was able to win it.
Likewise, last Friday’s Mega Millions lottery draw had a whopping jackpot of $1.35 billion that was scooped up by a single ticket holder from Maine.
The Mega Millions lottery can be played in 45 states, the District of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands. Jackpot winners can claim their prize as a lump sum, or as an annuity, as per their preference.