Mega Millions Jackpot Rolls to Second Largest Ever

Wednesday December 11th 2013

Mega Millions fever is raging across the US as the jackpot is now worth a massive $400 million. The jackpot, which is the second largest in Mega Millions history, is a result of there being no top prize winners in the previous 20 draws.

Next Estimated Jackpot:
$211 Million
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The Mega Millions numbers drawn last night were 5, 12, 22, 41 and 65 with the Mega Ball 13 and the Megaplier 2. Match 5 was the first winning prize tier and saw a total of five ticket holders each win $1 million. The winning $1 million tickets were purchased in Connecticut (1), Massachusetts (1), New Jersey (1) and Ohio (2).

A further 87 ticket holders matched four main numbers and the Mega Ball to each win $5,000. However, as nine of these tickets holders opted for the Megaplier, their win doubled to $10,000. In total, last night’s draw saw almost 5.2 million players win a prize, sharing a prize pool of $14.2 million.

As this is now the second largest jackpot in Mega Millions history, ticket sales for Friday’s draw are certain to be high. With a huge jackpot at stake, retailers are expecting long queues so it is advised that players purchase their tickets for Friday’s draw in plenty of time to be in with a chance of winning the life-changing $400 million jackpot.

The Mega Millions page provides additional details on this multi-state lottery, along with the latest winning numbers.

Written by Brett Levenson

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