Here we go again! In the history of Mega Millions, this is only the third time that the jackpot is approaching the $1 billion mark. Friday, Jan. 22, the Mega Millions estimated jackpot is $970 million with a cash payout option of $716.3 million.
Certainly, there is history in the making here as this jackpot amount would be the second-largest prize ever.
Winning Mega Millions numbers for Friday, Jan. 22
Check those tickets on Tuesdays and Fridays after 11 p.m. EST. The Mega Millions holds two drawings weekly and winning numbers for tonight’s drawing get posted below.
Winning numbers: Mega Ball:
11 Match 5 tickets worth at least $1 million sold
With such a huge jackpot number, it means that plenty of tickets were sold. In fact, nationwide more than 5.1 million tickets were winners for Tuesday’s drawing. As a recap, the Jan. 19 drawing had winning numbers of 10 – 19 – 26 – 28 – 50 with a Mega Ball of 16.
The following states sold at least one winning ticket that matched all five white balls, making the prize worth $1 million:
- New Jersey (2 tickets)
The PA Lottery announced that the winning ticket was sold at Gingrich’s Food Market located on 216 W. Hill St. Bainbridge. So far, the winner has not claimed the prize yet.
Additionally, two winners from Florida added on the extra $1 Megaplier option multiplying the prize from $1 million to $2 million. A worthwhile $1 investment, indeed.
Online lottery tickets for sale
Here in the Keystone State, the PA online lottery gives you an alternative to buying tickets from a traditional lottery retailer. Instead, you can buy tonight’s Mega Millions tickets through the convenience of your mobile device or desktop.
For those of you not located in PA, there are other states that offer online lottery sales as well:
- New Hampshire
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- New York
Please play responsibly.