Since no ticket matched all six numbers drawn for Saturday night's Mega Millions. The first Mega Millions jackpot for 2023 has increased to $785 million ahead of this Tuesday night's drawing. This number will probably also go up before the drawing due to high ticket sales. So it is quite possible that this drawing could top $800 million.

The number for Friday's (12/30/22) jackpot were: 1, 3, 6, 44, 51, and gold Mega Ball 7. Friday's drawing makes 22 straight Mega Millions drawing with no winners.  This is the largest jackpot since the $2.04 billion Powerball prize was won on Nov. 8 in California. A winner still hasn’t been announced for that record-setting payout.

The odds of hitting a Mega Millions jackpot are 1 in 302,575,350. Let's take a look at some fun odds things that are more likely to happen to you than winning Mega Millions. Just to have some fun, your odds of getting struck by lightning while drowning are higher than winning the Mega Millions jackpot:1-183 million. Good luck and play responsibly.  

PHOTOS: THINGS THAT ARE MORE LIKELY TO HAPPEN THAN WINNING MEGA MILLIONS

 Mega Millions drawings are held Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m. Five balls are drawn from a set of balls numbered 1 through 70; the Mega ball is drawn from a set of balls numbered 1 through 25. Mega Millions is played in 44 states including Texas, plus the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands. Tickets cost $2 each.
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Biggest jackpot payouts (MEGA MILLIONS ONLY)

$1.537 billion 10/23/2018 1-SC
$1.337 billion 7/29/2022 1-IL
$1.050 billion 1/22/2021 1-MI

$785 million (0102/23)???

$656 million 3/30/2012 3-IL, KS, MD
$648 million 12/17/2013 2-CA, GA
$543 million 7/24/2018 1-CA
$536 million 7/8/2016 1-IN
$533 million 3/30/2018 1-NJ
$522 million 6/7/2019 1-CA

 

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