Mega Millions Grows to $28 Million
April 13, 2013 – Nobody was able to match all six winning numbers in Friday night’s Mega Millions drawing, so the jackpot prize rolled over for the third time since a California player won $30 million April 4.
Ahead of this Tuesday’s drawing, the Mega Millions jackpot has an estimated value of $28 million, with a cash value of about $15 million.
The winning numbers drawn Friday night were 3, 42, 44, 47, 57 and the Mega Ball was 8. The Megaplier drawn Friday was 5x, the highest possible multiplier. Players who added the Megaplier option to their tickets and won a prize will receive five times the normal prize value.
There were no new millionaires made Friday night; Mega Millions averages about four new millionaires each week, but this week only one player matched all five white numbers to win a $1 million second prize.
Fourteen players did match four white numbers and the Mega Ball to win third prizes Friday. None of those players had the Megaplier option added to their tickets, so all 14 will receive the normal $5,000 third prize.
Along with those top fourteen winners there were more than 1.1 million others, raking in about $2.86 million in non-jackpot prizes Friday night. Just fewer than 140,000 players added the Megaplier option to their tickets and collectively won nearly $1.1 million of Friday’s total prize payout.
Tuesday’s drawing for the estimated $28 million annuity jackpot will be held at about 11 p.m. EDT. Each state has a different cut-off time for ticket sales ahead of the drawing, so check this post to see how late you can buy Mega Millions tickets before Tuesday’s drawing.
Once you have your tickets, don’t forget to enter them into the Mega Millions channel on the free LotteryHUB app, for iOS and Android. Once the winning numbers are drawn, we’ll check your tickets for you and let you know if it looks like you’ve won. Good luck!