The Mega Millions lottery drawing took place on Tuesday, December 20th, 2022 and it had a jackpot of about $465 million that came with a cash value of $243.3 million.
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The winning numbers that were drawn in the Mega Millions lottery drawing on Tuesday were 03, 04, 33, 36 and 52, while 17 was the gold Mega Ball and 4X was the Megaplier.
Unfortunately, none of the players who participated in the Mega Millions lottery were able to match the numbers required to take home the grand prize, which means it will now roll over to the next draw.
Therefore, the next drawing of the Mega Millions lottery, which is now scheduled to take place on Friday, December 23rd 2022, will have a jackpot of $510 million and it will have a cash option of $266.8 million.
If the Mega Millions lottery drawing on Friday does have a winner for the jackpot, it would be the 11th largest prize in the history of the Mega Millions lottery game.
The Mega Millions lottery game had first begun back in May 2002 and since then, there have been 11 times that jackpots higher than $500 million have been claimed by people, including prizes worth three billion dollars.
Even though Tuesday night’s Mega Millions drawing did not have a winner for the grand prize, there were other players who were able to win smaller prizes in the draw.
There were four players who managed to become instant millionaires because they were able to hit the Match 5 that allowed them to win a prize of $1 million each.
These players belonged to Kentucky, Arizona, Texas and Louisiana. Had they opted to purchase the Megaplier option with their Mega Millions lottery ticket, they would have increased their prize to $4 million each.
There were also 19 players who were able to hit the Match 4 in Tuesday night’s Mega Millions lottery draw, along with the Mega Ball.
This allowed them to win a prize of $10,000 each. But, there was just one player who hit the gold Mega Ball, the Match four and also bought the Megaplier. Therefore, they were able to increase their winnings to $40,000 each.
The rest of the prizes in the Mega Millions lottery drawing on Tuesday night were between $2 and $2,000.
Mega Millions lottery draws are conducted two times in a week, every Tuesday and Friday and players from 45 states, the District of Columbia and US Virgin Islands can participate.