The Current Mega Millions Jackpot is Now the Fourth Largest in the Game’s History After Yet Another Drawing Produced No Grand-prize Winners.

Friday’s Winning Numbers — 15, 21, 32, 38, 62, and the Mega Ball 8 — Went Unmatched, Continuing a 22-drawing Trend That Began in Mid-october. 

The Jackpot Now Stands at an Estimated $785 Million, With a Cash Option of $395 Million.

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That Amount Officially Qualifies the Jackpot as the Fourth-largest in Mega Millions History, Behind Only Three Relatively Recent Jackpots That Surpassed the Billion-dollar Mark.

The Current Jackpot Has Been Steadily Growing Since October, After Two Ticketholders in California and Florida Matched All Six Numbers to Share a $502-million Prize. 

No One Has Managed to Match All Six Numbers From Any Drawing Since, Though 41 Players Have Won Second-tier Prizes Worth $1 Million or More, the Mega Millions Lottery Confirmed in a Press Release.

Friday’s Press Release Also Noted That January Could Be a Lucky Month for Players, Seeing as One of the Game’s Only Billion-dollar Prizes Was Claimed in January of 2021.

will History Repeat Itself With Another Billion-dollar January Win?  the Press Release Asked, After Explaining That the Jackpot Could Easily Continue to Accumulate Throughout the Month.

The Mega Millions Prize Had Only Ever Swelled Past the $1 Billion Mark Three Times: in Jan. 2021, 

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When It Reached $1.050 Billion; in July 2022, When It Rose to $1.337 Billion; and in Oct. 2018, When a Ticket Holder in South Carolina Claimed a $1.537 Billion Jackpot.

The Next Mega Millions Drawing is Scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 3.

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