Mega Millions Jackpot Climbs to $785 Millions After No Big Winner

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A idiosyncratic   holds a Mega Millions lottery summons  successful  Tempe, Ariz., connected  Dec. 30, 2022. (Ross D. Franklin/AP Photo)

A idiosyncratic holds a Mega Millions lottery summons successful Tempe, Ariz., connected Dec. 30, 2022. (Ross D. Franklin/AP Photo)

The archetypal Mega Millions drafting of the caller twelvemonth volition beryllium a large 1 arsenic nary 1 won Friday night’s estimated $685 cardinal jackpot.

The apical prize accrued to $785 cardinal up of the adjacent drafting Tuesday night.

No summons purchased for the lottery matched each six numbers drawn Friday night, Mega Millions said successful a connection aboriginal Saturday.

The numbers selected Friday were: 1, 3, 6, 44, 51, and golden Mega Ball 7.

The jackpot has grown truthful ample acknowledgment to agelong likelihood of 1 successful 302.6 cardinal that person resulted successful 22 consecutive drawings without a large winner.

The estimated $785 cardinal prize is for a victor who chooses to beryllium paid done an annuity, with yearly checks implicit 29 years. Nearly each winners opt for cash, which for the adjacent drafting would beryllium an estimated $395 million.

The jackpot is the largest since a $2.04 cardinal Powerball prize was won Nov. 8 successful California. A victor hasn’t been announced for that record-setting payout.

“On lone 3 erstwhile occasions has the Mega Millions jackpot gone beyond $700 million, and each 3 times those rolls continued connected past $1 billion,” Mega Millions said.

Mega Millions is played successful 45 states arsenic good arsenic Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The Associated Press